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Illinois State Redbirds vs Creighton Bluejays Betting Matchup Report

Creighton BluejaysIllinois State Redbirds
Jan 13, 9:00 PM | Redbird Arena

Creighton Bluejays vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds


The Illinois State Redbirds will hit the floor running against the visiting Creighton Bluejays Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Redbirds currently sports a 11-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-5 ATS. The Bluejays are 14-2 and 8-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Redbirds produce a 7-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bluejays have gone 6-5-1 against the number.

View Creighton vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 129-rated Redbirds and the No. 99-ranked Bluejays, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 83-78 result in favor of the Bluejays.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Illinois State's No. 171-ranked offense, averaging 68.8 PPG, against a Bluejays defense that ranks No. 217 at 68.8 PPG. The Redbirds field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, less than the Bluejays marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.1% per game.

Defensively, Creighton features the nation's No. 157-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 183 nationally in scoring at home.

Creighton won its last outing, a 63-60 result against Northern Iowa on January 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. Creighton earned a 63-60 victory over Northern Iowa on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Antoine Young at Qwest Center.

Illinois State was a 65-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wichita State. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. Illinois State got 23 points from Nic Moore but lost anyway, 65-62, to Wichita State on Tuesday at Charles Koch Arena.

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After playing Northern Iowa are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Drake are 7-3
After playing Wichita State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bluejays at Redbirds trends to consider:
Creighton is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Creighton's last 7 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Creighton's last 5 games on the road
Creighton is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Illinois State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois State's last 7 games when playing at home against Creighton
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois State's last 6 games
Illinois State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Creighton

Next up:
Creighton home to Southern Illinois, Sunday, January 15
Illinois State at Drake, Sunday, January 15