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CBI Tournament - Illinois State Redbirds vs Saints College Hoops Game Preview

Illinois State RedbirdsSiena Saints
18-15March 26, 2014, 07:00 | Times Union Center17-17

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Illinois State when they take on the Siena Saints on Wednesday in CBI Tournament betting action.

Siena was favored by 2.5 points over at TopBet earlier today. The over under was 134.5 at Bovada.

Supporters of the Redbirds have watched them go 18-15 and 15-17 ATS on the year, while the Saints are at 17-17 and 18-13-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Saints are 9-23, while the Redbirds have a 14-16-1 mark.

View Illinois State Redbirds vs Siena Saints Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Saints as -2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 65-rated Illinois State taking on the No. 156-rated Saints in this contest.

Illinois State won its last outing, a 62-55 result against Texas A&M on March 24. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Illinois State got 17 points from Daishon Knight en route to a 62-55 victory over Texas A&M on Monday at Redbird Arena.

Siena was a 54-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Penn State. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Saints got 17 points from Lavon Long as Siena ran past Penn State 54-52 on Monday at Times Union Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Siena's No. 165-ranked offense, averaging 69.32 PPG, against a Redbirds defense that ranks No. 113 at 68.73 PPG. The Saints field goal percentage has averaged 42.03% so far, more than the Redbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.02% per game.

A few Redbirds at Saints trends to consider:
Illinois State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois State's last 8 games
Illinois State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Illinois State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Siena is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Siena is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Siena is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Siena is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home