NCAA Basketball betting line favors Flyers over Redbirds
Illinois State Redbirds vs Dayton Flyers Odds
Dayton Arena will host Dayton Flyers vs. Illinois State Redbirds action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Flyers are 8-2 so far on the season, and 6-4 ATS vs. the number. The Redbirds, meanwhile, are 7-3 and 5-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dayton go 4-2 and the Redbirds go 4-1 on the totals.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Dayton Flyers as 2.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Flyers - Redbirds odds would favor the Redbirds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Dayton is rated No. 117 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Illinois State is at No. 59. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-81 win for the Redbirds.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Redbirds is ranked No. 160 in NCAA hoops at 35.9 per game. Contrast that with Dayton’s No. 190 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Dayton is the No. 187-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Illinois State rates No. 55 at 7.8 per game.
Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 253-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Dayton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 160 nationally in scoring at home.
Illinois State was an 87-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Morgan State. Jackie Carmichael went off for 30 points and added 9 rebounds for good measure, leading Illinois State to an 87-68 win over Morgan State on Sunday at Redbird Arena.
Dayton won its last outing, an 81-56 result against Florida Atlantic on December 15. They covered in that game as a 17-point favorite. The Flyers blew out Florida Atlantic on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 81-56 win at Dayton Arena.
Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 10-0
Before playing Murray State are 0-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Redbirds at Flyers trends to consider:
Illinois State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Dayton is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Dayton is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Illinois State home to Austin Peay, Saturday, December 22
Dayton home to Murray State, Saturday, December 22