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College Basketball Matchup - Illinois State Redbirds Lipscomb Bison Odds Preview

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Nov 19, 5:05 PM | Redbird Arena

Lipscomb Bison vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Bison of Lipscomb hit the hard court against the Redbirds of Illinois State.

The Redbirds bring a 1-1 record (1-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-2 Bison, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Illinois State go 0-2 so far and the Bison go 0-0.

View Lipscomb vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 242-ranked Redbirds and the No. 100-rated Bison in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-71 win for the Redbirds on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois State's No. 154-rated squad against Lipscomb's No. 231-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois State rates No. 142 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 131 nationally with 6.7 per match.

Defensively, Lipscomb features the nation's No. 279-rated defense on the road, allowing 79 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.

Lipscomb was a 79-64 loser in its last match on the road against Illinois. The Bison got 17 points from Jacob Arnett, but it was Illinois that prevailed in a 79-64 final on Thursday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Illinois State was a 68-38 winner in their most recent outing at home against SIU Edwardsville. They covered the 19.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Redbirds and Cougars didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as SIU Edwardsville was handed a 68-38 defeat on Thursday at Redbird Arena.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 2-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Bison at Redbirds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Illinois State's last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games
Illinois State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Illinois State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games

Next up:
Lipscomb home to SIU Edwardsville, Tuesday, November 22
Illinois State at Rutgers, Tuesday, November 22