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College Basketball Matchup - Illinois State Redbirds Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Odds Preview

Arkansas-Little Rock TrojansIllinois State Redbirds
Dec 20, 7:05 PM | Redbird Arena

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds


The Redbirds will be trying to slam the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Redbird Arena in college betting action.

Illinois State will face the 3-9 Trojans, who own a 5-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Redbirds are 2-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Trojans are 3-5 favoring the OVER.

View Arkansas-Little Rock vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Trojans are listed as 12.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Redbirds rated this week at No. 188 and the Trojans sitting at No. 258. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 76-61 result in favor of the Redbirds.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Illinois State's No. 165 nationally ranked offense (68.8 points per game) against a Trojans defense that sits as the No. 167 at 66.3 PPG. The Redbirds have been averaging 44.7% from the field, more than the Trojans have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).

Defensively, Arkansas-Little Rock features the nation's No. 144-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.4 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Arkansas-Little Rock was a 71-68 loser on the road against Louisiana Tech. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs. Arkansas-Little Rock got 13 points from D'Andre Williams but lost anyway, 71-68, to Louisiana Tech on Saturday at Thomas Center.

Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 68-36 winner as they battled Norfolk State at home. Illinois State cruised to victory on Sunday, running Norfolk State out of the gym and running up a 68-36 score at Redbird Arena.

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing North Texas are 3-7
After playing Louisiana Tech are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Northern Iowa are 8-2
After playing Norfolk State are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Trojans at Redbirds trends to consider:
Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Arkansas-Little Rock at North Texas, Thursday, December 29
Illinois State home to Northern Iowa, Thursday, December 29