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Point spread favors Bluejays in battle with Redbirds

Illinois State RedbirdsCreighton Bluejays
Feb 1, 8:05 PM | Qwest Center

Illinois State Redbirds vs Creighton Bluejays Odds

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Creighton will look to improve on its 20-2 record on Wednesday when they host Illinois State in NCAAB odds action at Qwest Center.

This season, the Bluejays are 20-2 overall and 12-6 ATS ATS, while the Redbirds are 14-8 and 10-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Creighton boasts a 8-9-1 on the OU, and Illinois State is 11-7.

View Illinois State vs Creighton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bluejays installed as 12-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bluejays - Redbirds odds would favor the Bluejays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Creighton is rated No. 55 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Illinois State is at No. 112. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-76 win for the Bluejays.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Redbirds rank No. 167 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.9 per game. That compares with Creighton’s No. 90 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Creighton is college basketball's No. 13-ranked team at 8.6 per game, while the Redbirds rate No. 25 with 8.3 per game.

Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 159-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Creighton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 60-40 winner as they battled Southern Illinois at home. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. The battle between the Redbirds and Salukis didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Southern Illinois was handed a 60-40 defeat on Saturday at Redbird Arena.

In their last action, Creighton was a 73-59 winner at home against Bradley. They failed to cover the 19-point spread as favorites. Doug McDermott scored 24 points leading the Bluejays to a 73-59 victory over Bradley at Qwest Center on Saturday.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Bradley are 5-5
After playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Iowa are 6-4
After playing Bradley are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Redbirds at Bluejays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Illinois State is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Illinois State is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Creighton's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Creighton's last 5 games

Next up:
Illinois State home to Bradley, Saturday, February 4
Creighton at Northern Iowa, Saturday, February 4

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