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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Illinois State Redbirds Over Drake Bulldogs

Redbird Arena will host Drake Bulldogs vs Illinois State Redbirds action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Illinois State Redbirds in this one found them listed as -19-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Bulldogs was expected to move the line.

Drake Bulldogs vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Drake Bulldogs have watched them go 6-13 and 7-9 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Illinois State Redbirds are at 15-4 and 12-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Illinois State Redbirds are 8-10, while the Drake Bulldogs have a 12-4 mark.

The Illinois State Redbirds sit at No. 20 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Drake Bulldogs sit at No. 232 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Illinois State's No. 185-ranked offense, averaging 72.21 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 222 at 76.95 PPG. The Redbirds field goal percentage has averaged 44.43% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.68% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs got 20 points from Reed Timmer as Drake ran past Southern Illinois 88-84 on Wednesday at Knapp Center.

Illinois State cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Bradley out of the gym and running up a 69-49 score at Carver Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Drake is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Drake is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Drake's last 7 games
  • Drake is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Illinois State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Illinois State's last 10 games
  • Illinois State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Drake at Missouri State, Tuesday, January 24th
Illinois State at Indiana State, Wednesday, January 25th