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College basketball point spread favors Billikens in battle with Sycamores

Indiana State SycamoresSaint Louis Billikens
7-2December 18, 2013, 08:00 | Chaifetz Arena9-2

Saint Louis will look to improve on its 9-2 record on Wednesday when they host Indiana State in NCAA basketball odds action at Chaifetz Arena.

The Billikens are 9-2 so far on the season, and 2-7 ATS vs. the number. The Sycamores, meanwhile, are 7-2 and 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Saint Louis go 3-6 and the Sycamores go 2-3 on the totals.

View Indiana State Sycamores vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Billikens at No. 35 and the Sycamores at No. 168 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Indiana State was a 74-63 winner on the road against UMKC. Dawon Cummings scored 15 points leading the Sycamores to a 74-63 victory over UMKC at Swinney Recreation Center on Saturday.

In their last action, Saint Louis was a 66-52 winner at home against Wofford. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as favorites. Jordair Jett scored 16 points leading the Billikens to a 66-52 victory over Wofford at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Sycamores rank No. 244 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.11 per game. That compares with Saint Louis’s No. 104 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Saint Louis is college basketball's No. 203-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Sycamores rate No. 68 with 7.22 per game.

A few Sycamores at Billikens trends to consider:
Indiana State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Indiana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Saint Louis is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
Saint Louis is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Indiana State home to IUPUI, Saturday, December 21st
Saint Louis at North Carolina A&T, Saturday, December 21st