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Indiana State Sycamores vs Illinois State Redbirds Betting Matchup Report

Illinois State RedbirdsIndiana State Sycamores
10-7January 25, 2014, 06:05 | Hulman Center15-4

The Illinois State Redbirds will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Sycamores in Indiana State at Hulman Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Sycamores currently sports a 15-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-9 ATS. The Redbirds are 10-7 and 7-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sycamores produce a 7-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Redbirds have gone 8-7 against the number.

View Illinois State Redbirds vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Illinois State before tip-off in this one found them as 9.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Sycamores - Redbirds odds would favor the Sycamores if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Indiana State is rated No. 47 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Illinois State is at No. 81.

Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 70-55 loser as they battled Wichita State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog. The Redbirds endured a 70-55 loss at the hands of the Shockers on Wednesday, despite a 12-point effort from Daishon Knight at Redbird Arena.

Indiana State was a 65-61 winner in its last match on the road against Loyola of Chicago. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Indiana State got 18 points from Khristian Smith en route to a 65-61 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Redbirds is ranked No. 114 in NCAA hoops at 36.32 per game. Contrast that with Indiana State’s No. 220 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Indiana State is the No. 95-ranked team in the country at 6.79 per game, while Illinois State rates No. 55 at 7.53 per game.

A few Redbirds at Sycamores trends to consider:
Illinois State is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois State's last 6 games
Illinois State is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Illinois State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Indiana State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana State's last 5 games
Indiana State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Illinois State

Next up:
Illinois State at Bradley, Wednesday, January 29th
Indiana State at Southern Illinois, Wednesday, January 29th