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NCAA Basketball Odds: Illinois State Redbirds vs Mississippi Rebels

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Mississippi Rebels try to run the Illinois State Redbirds off the court at The Pavilion at Ole Miss in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Mississippi Rebels to cover the point spread in this one found them as -9.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Mississippi Rebels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Mississippi Rebels sit at 5-4 (1-7 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Illinois State Redbirds are currently 4-6 (3-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Mississippi is 4-4 OU, and Illinois State is 5-2 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 101-rated Mississippi Rebels and the No. 196-ranked Illinois State Redbirds, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Illinois State Redbirds rank No. 248 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 32.1 per game. That compares with Mississippi’s No. 112 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Mississippi is college basketball's No. 90-ranked team at 8.56 per game, while the Illinois State Redbirds rate No. 30 with 9.9 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois State got 30 points from Milik Yarbrough on the way to a 78-72 loss against Murray State on Saturday at Redbird Arena.

The Rebels grabbed a 82-69 win over the Bearkats on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Markel Crawford at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Illinois State is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games on the road
  • Mississippi is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Mississippi is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State home to UIC, Tuesday, December 19th
Mississippi at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Tuesday, December 19th