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Indiana State Sycamores Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Illinois State Redbirds

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Illinois State when they take on the Indiana State Sycamores on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Indiana State Sycamores betting line opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Indiana State Sycamores Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois State Redbirds will look to cover the spread vs the Indiana State Sycamores on Saturday, as the Redbirds are 8-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Sycamores are 9-5 ATS. Illinois State is 7-7 against the total, while Indiana State is 10-4 versus the total betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 35-rated Illinois State Redbirds taking on the No. 212-rated Indiana State Sycamores in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Indiana State's No. 163-ranked scoring average of 73.33 PPG, against a Illinois State Redbirds defense rated No. 32 and allowing 64 PPG. The Indiana State Sycamores FG% has averaged 42.03% to date this season, less than the Illinois State Redbirds shooters have managed so far (43.68% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois State earned a 74-71 victory over Missouri State on Wednesday, getting 21 points from MiKyle McIntosh at Redbird Arena.

The Sycamores endured a 80-74 loss at the hands of the Salukis on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Brenton Scott at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Illinois State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois State's last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Indiana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Indiana State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana State's last 5 games
  • Indiana State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home

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