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Illinois State Redbirds visit Indiana State Sycamores in NCAA College Basketball Betting

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Redbirds of Illinois State hit the hard court against the Sycamores of Indiana State.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois State Redbirds were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Indiana State Sycamores Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Indiana State Sycamores sit at 8-7 (10-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Illinois State Redbirds are currently 9-7 (6-8 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Indiana State is 6-8 OU, and Illinois State is 5-9 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 117-rated Indiana State Sycamores and the No. 115-ranked Illinois State Redbirds, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Indiana State has the nation's No. 206-rated offensive output, at 68.8 PPG. The visiting Illinois State Redbirds defense ranks No. 69 allowing on average 66.62 PPG. The Sycamores FG% has averaged 40.82% so far, less than the Indiana State Redbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.93% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois State earned a 54-52 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday, getting 14 points from DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell at Redbird Arena.

The Sycamores got 27 points from Devonte Brown as Indiana State ran past Drake 79-69 on Wednesday at Knapp Center.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Illinois State's last 9 games
  • Illinois State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Indiana State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Indiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Indiana State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Indiana State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Illinois State

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State at Southern Illinois, Tuesday, January 12th
Indiana State at Northern Iowa, Wednesday, January 13th