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Missouri State Bears vs Illinois State Redbirds College Basketball Betting Preview

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Illinois State Redbirds as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Missouri State Bears vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Missouri State Bears have watched them go 13-3 and 8-5 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Illinois State Redbirds are at 8-7 and 5-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Illinois State Redbirds are 9-3, while the Missouri State Bears have a 4-9 mark.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Illinois State Redbirds at No. 143 and the Missouri State Bears at No. 44 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois State has the nation's No. 153-rated offensive output, at 74.33 PPG. The visiting Missouri State Bears defense ranks No. 11 allowing on average 61.38 PPG. The Redbirds FG% has averaged 42.56% so far, less than the Illinois State Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.12% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alize Johnson scored 24 points and helped out with 20 rebounds for Missouri State on Thursday, leading the Bears to a 62-55 victory over Northern Iowa at JQH Arena.

Illinois State was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Drake and falling by a 87-62 score at Knapp Center.

Betting Trends
  • Missouri State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Missouri State's last 5 games
  • Missouri State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Missouri State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois State's last 7 games
  • Illinois State is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Missouri State at Evansville, Wednesday, January 10th
Illinois State at Loyola-Chicago, Wednesday, January 10th

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