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Illinois State Redbirds home to Manhattan Jaspers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Manhattan JaspersIllinois State Redbirds
2-1November 20, 2013, 08:05 | Redbird Arena1-2

Illinois State will look to improve on its 1-2 record on Wednesday when they host Manhattan in NCAA basketball odds action at Redbird Arena.

This season, the Redbirds are 1-2 overall and 1-2 ATS ATS, while the Jaspers are 2-1 and 1-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Illinois State boasts a 1-2 on the OU, and Manhattan is 2-0.

View Manhattan Jaspers vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds and Stats.

The Redbirds were listed as 2-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game matches up the No. 233 (Redbirds) and the No. 77 (Jaspers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Manhattan, they were an 80-74 loser as they battled George Washington at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. George Beamon was dynamite, scoring 34 points and adding 9 rebounds but George Washington still won, 80-74, over Manhattan on Saturday at Draddy Gymnasium.

In their last action, Illinois State was a 68-64 winner on the road against Northwestern. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Illinois State earned a 68-64 victory over Northwestern on Sunday, getting 15 points from Zach Lofton at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Illinois State's No. 232 nationally ranked offense (65.33 points per game) against a Jaspers defense that sits as the No. 225 at 80 PPG. The Redbirds have been averaging 34.76% from the field, less than the Jaspers have managed so far this season (44.38% on average).

Next up:
Manhattan home to Fordham, Tuesday, November 26th
Illinois State at Vermont, Wednesday, November 27th