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Illinois State Redbirds vs DePaul Blue Demons Betting Matchup Report

DePaul Blue DemonsIllinois State Redbirds
7-4December 22, 2013, 04:35 | Redbird Arena6-5

The Illinois State Redbirds will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the DePaul Blue Demons at Redbird Arena on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.

The Redbirds sit at 6-5 (4-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Blue Demons are currently 7-4 (4-5-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Illinois State is 6-3 OU, and DePaul is 4-6 OU.

View DePaul Blue Demons vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds and Stats.

Illinois State opened as -1.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Redbirds - Blue Demons odds would favor the Blue Demons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois State is rated No. 230 in the current Odds Shark poll, while DePaul is at No. 157.

Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 64-58 winner as they battled Tennessee State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite. The Redbirds got 16 points from Daishon Knight as Illinois State ran past Tennessee State 64-58 on Thursday at Redbird Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Illinois State's No. 155-ranked offense, averaging 72.91 PPG, against a Blue Demons defense that ranks No. 183 at 72.73 PPG. The Redbirds field goal percentage has averaged 40.98% so far, less than the Blue Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.07% per game.

A few Blue Demons at Redbirds trends to consider:
DePaul is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
DePaul is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
DePaul is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of DePaul's last 6 games
Illinois State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
DePaul at Northwestern, Friday, December 27th
Illinois State at Missouri State, Thursday, January 2nd