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Indiana State Sycamores Face the Illinois State Redbirds: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Illinois State Redbirds will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Sunday when they play host to the Indiana State Sycamores at Redbird Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Illinois State Redbirds to cover the point spread in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Indiana State Sycamores vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Indiana State Sycamores will look to cover the spread vs the Illinois State Redbirds on Sunday, as the Sycamores are 4-6-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Redbirds are 5-5 ATS. Indiana State is 6-4-1 against the total, while Illinois State is 7-3 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Illinois State Redbirds rated this week at No. 159 and the Indiana State Sycamores sitting at No. 119.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Indiana State is ranked No. 144 in NCAA basketball at 36.54 per game. Contrast that with Illinois State's No. 227 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois State is the No. 32-ranked team in the country at 9.77 per game, while Indiana State rates No. 49 at 9.31 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Sycamores got 18 points from Jordan Barnes as Indiana State ran past Valparaiso 73-64 on Thursday at Hulman Center.

Illinois State earned a 72-66 victory over Evansville on Saturday, getting 28 points from Milik Yarbrough at Ford Center.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Indiana State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana State's last 6 games on the road
  • Indiana State is 18-5 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Illinois State
  • Illinois State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games
  • Illinois State is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
  • Illinois State is 5-18 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Indiana State

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana State at Loyola-Chicago, Wednesday, January 3rd
Illinois State at Drake, Wednesday, January 3rd