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CBI Tournament - Morehead State Eagles take on Redbirds in NCAA basketball test

Morehead State EaglesIllinois State Redbirds
20-13March 19, 2014, 08:05 | Redbird Arena16-15

The Illinois State Redbirds will try to cover the spread at Redbird Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Morehead State Eagles in NCAA basketball action.

The Redbirds are 16-15 so far on the season, and 13-17 ATS vs. the number. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 20-13 and 12-17 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois State go 13-15-1 and the Eagles go 9-17-1 on the totals.View Morehead State Eagles vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Redbirds rated this week at No. 65 and the Eagles sitting at No. 47.

In their last action, Morehead State was an 86-63 loser on the road against Belmont. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Morehead State was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Belmont and falling by an 86-63 score at Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Illinois State lost its last outing, a 53-48 result against Missouri State on March 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. The Redbirds wasted a 25-point performance from Zach Lofton in losing to Missouri State 53-48 on Friday at Scottrade Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Eagles rank No. 22 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.42 per game. That compares with Illinois State’s No. 160 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois State is college basketball's No. 47-ranked team at 7.42 per game, while the Eagles rate No. 182 with 5.45 per game.

A few Eagles at Redbirds trends to consider:
Morehead State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Morehead State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Morehead State's last 5 games
Morehead State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois State's last 6 games
Illinois State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Illinois State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Illinois State's last 11 games at home