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Illinois State Redbirds visit Illinois Fighting Illini in NCAAB hoops battle

Illinois State RedbirdsIllinois Fighting Illini
Nov 23, 9:30 PM | Moon Palace Resort

Illinois State Redbirds vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds


Illinois State pays a visit to Illinois on Wednesday, hoping to send the Fighting Illini to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Moon Palace Resort.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Moon Palace Resort.

The Fighting Illini sport records of 4-0 and 2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Redbirds have 3-1 and 2-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Fighting Illini and 1-2 for the Redbirds.

View Illinois State vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Fighting Illini sit at No. 342 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Redbirds sit at No. 276 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Fighting Illini will win this game 78-72.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois's No. 156-ranked scoring average of 70.5 PPG, against a Redbirds defense rated No. 52 and allowing 58.2 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 45.9% to date this season, more than the Redbirds shooters have managed so far (42% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Illinois State owns the country's No. 60-rated mark, allowing 55 points per game on the highway. Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 215 in scoring at home.

Illinois State was a 76-70 winner in its last match at home against Rutgers. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs. Rutgers got 12 points from Austin Johnson but lost anyway, 76-70, to Illinois State on Tuesday at Moon Palace Resort.

In their last action, Illinois was a 70-61 winner at home against Richmond. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites. Meyers Leonard scored 22 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Illinois over Richmond, 70-61, on Tuesday at Moon Palace Resort.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago State are 3-0
After a win are 3-7

A few Redbirds at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Illinois State home to Bethune-Cookman, Sunday, November 27
Illinois home to Chicago State, Sunday, November 27