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Saint Joseph's Hawks Favored by -8.5 Point Spread Against the Illinois State Redbirds on Saturday

Hagan Arena features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Saint Joseph's Hawks and the visiting Illinois State Redbirds in college hoops betting odds action on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Saint Joseph's Hawks in this one found them listed as -8.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Redbirds was expected to move the line.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Saint Joseph's Hawks sport a record of 7-2 and 5-4 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Illinois State Redbirds have 5-6 and 3-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5 for the Saint Joseph's Hawks and 3-6 for the Illinois State Redbirds.

The Hawks - Redbirds odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Saint Joseph's is rated No. 175 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Illinois State is at No. 233.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Illinois State Redbirds rank No. 202 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.45 per game. That compares with Saint Joseph's’s No. 78 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Saint Joseph's is college basketball's No. 234-ranked team at 5.11 per game, while the Illinois State Redbirds rate No. 201 with 5.73 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Redbirds got 18 points from DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell as Illinois State ran past Illinois-Chicago 72-60 on Wednesday at UIC Pavilion.

Saint Joseph's got 17 points from DeAndre Bembry en route to a 66-65 victory over Temple on Sunday at Liacouras Center.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State home to Tennessee State, Tuesday, December 22nd
Saint Joseph's at Virginia Tech, Tuesday, December 22nd