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Illinois State Redbirds Face the Drake Bulldogs: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Drake Bulldogs will hit the floor running against the away Illinois State Redbirds Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois State Redbirds were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Drake Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Drake Bulldogs sport a record of 8-7 and 7-4-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Illinois State Redbirds have 8-6 and 5-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-5 for the Drake Bulldogs and 8-3 for the Illinois State Redbirds.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 227-rated Drake Bulldogs and the No. 143-ranked Illinois State Redbirds, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Illinois State is ranked No. 216 in NCAA basketball at 34 per game. Contrast that with Drake's No. 200 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Drake is the No. 39-ranked team in the country at 9.53 per game, while Illinois State rates No. 28 at 9.86 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois State got 29 points and 10 rebounds from Milik Yarbrough en route to a 84-81 victory over Indiana State on Sunday at Redbird Arena.

The Bulldogs grabbed a 70-67 win over the Salukis on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Reed Timmer at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois State's last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Drake is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • Drake is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Drake is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Illinois State
  • Drake is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois State

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State home to Missouri State, Sunday, January 7th
Drake at Indiana State, Saturday, January 6th