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Indiana State Sycamores battle vs Belmont Bruins highlights college basketball odds menu

Belmont BruinsIndiana State Sycamores
8-5December 28, 2013, 01:05 | Hulman Center8-3

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hulman Center Saturday as host Indiana State looks to handle the Belmont Bruins in NCAA hoops action.

Supporters of the Bruins have watched them go 8-5 and 4-6 ATS on the year, while the Sycamores are at 8-3 and 4-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Sycamores are 4-3, while the Bruins have a 5-3 mark.

View Belmont Bruins vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Indiana State Sycamores as -5.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Sycamores sit at No. 153 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at No. 198 on the same chart.

Last time out for Belmont, they were a 93-80 loser as they battled Kentucky on the road. They covered in the match as a 17.5-point underdog. The Bruins got 22 points from Craig Bradshaw, but it was Kentucky that prevailed in a 93-80 final on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana State's No. 64-ranked offense, averaging 78.09 PPG, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 234 at 77.77 PPG. The Sycamores field goal percentage has averaged 50.34% so far, more than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.04% per game.

A few Bruins at Sycamores trends to consider:
Belmont is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
Belmont is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Belmont is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Indiana State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Belmont home to Jacksonville State, Thursday, January 2nd
Indiana State at Loyola of Chicago, Wednesday, January 1st