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Redbirds visit Drake Bulldogs in college basketball clash

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Jan 15, 8:05 PM | Knapp Center

Illinois State Redbirds vs Drake Bulldogs Odds

11-6TEAM RECORD10-7

Knapp Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Drake Bulldogs and the visiting Illinois State Redbirds in college hoops action on Sunday.

This season, the Bulldogs are 10-7 overall and 6-9 ATS ATS, while the Redbirds are 11-6 and 7-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Drake boasts a 6-9 on the OU, and Illinois State is 8-5.

View Illinois State vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Redbirds are listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 256 and the Redbirds at No. 129 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-68 result in favor of the Redbirds.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Drake's No. 288-rated squad against Illinois State's No. 198-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Drake rates No. 196 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 nationally with 8.6 per match.

Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 103-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Drake, meanwhile, comes in at No. 131 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois State lost its last outing, an 87-78 result against Creighton on January 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. Bryant Allen went off for 29 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Creighton handed Illinois State an 87-78 defeat at Redbird Arena.

Drake was a 69-60 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Evansville. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs grabbed a 69-60 win over the Purple Aces on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Ben Simons at Ford Center.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana State are 4-6
After playing Creighton are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After playing Evansville are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Redbirds at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Illinois State's last 17 games on the road
Illinois State is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Illinois State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Drake
Illinois State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Drake
Drake is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Drake is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Illinois State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Drake's last 10 games when playing Illinois State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 6 games

Next up:
Illinois State home to Indiana State, Wednesday, January 18
Drake at Southern Illinois, Wednesday, January 18

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