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Dayton Flyers take on Redbirds in NCAA basketball test

Dayton FlyersIllinois State Redbirds
7-1December 07, 2013, 08:05 | Redbird Arena4-4

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

Supporters of the Flyers have watched them go 7-1 and 4-1 ATS on the year, while the Redbirds are at 4-4 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Redbirds are 4-2, while the Flyers have a 2-2 mark.

View Dayton Flyers vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Redbirds in this one found them listed as 8-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Flyers was expected to move the line.

The Redbirds sit at No. 193 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flyers sit at No. 29 on the same chart.

In their last action, Dayton was a 56-46 winner at home against Delaware State. Dayton got 11 points from Matt Kavanaugh en route to a 56-46 victory over Delaware State on Wednesday at Dayton Arena.

Illinois State was a 75-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Chicago State. The Redbirds grabbed a 75-56 win over the Cougars on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from Daishon Knight at Redbird Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Flyers is ranked No. 206 in NCAA hoops at 33.38 per game. Contrast that with Illinois State’s No. 140 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois State is the No. 73-ranked team in the country at 7.25 per game, while Dayton rates No. 127 at 6.12 per game.

A few Flyers at Redbirds trends to consider:
Dayton is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Dayton is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Dayton is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dayton's last 5 games on the road
Illinois State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Illinois State is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Dayton home to Central Michigan, Saturday, December 14th
Illinois State at Oakland, Monday, December 16th