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Morehead State Eagles vs Illinois State Redbirds Betting Preview

Illinois State RedbirdsMorehead State Eagles
Dec 7, 7:00 PM | Ellis Johnson Arena

Illinois State Redbirds vs Morehead State Eagles Odds


Illinois State pays a visit to Morehead State on Wednesday, hoping to send the Eagles to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Ellis Johnson Arena.

The Eagles are 4-5 so far on the season, and 2-5 ATS vs. the number. The Redbirds, meanwhile, are 5-3 and 3-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Morehead State go 3-4 and the Redbirds go 1-4 on the totals.

View Illinois State vs Morehead State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Morehead State sat as 2.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 92 (Eagles) and the No. 195 (Redbirds) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-63 result in favor of the Redbirds has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Redbirds is ranked No. 215 in NCAA hoops at 34.8 per game. Contrast that with Morehead State’s No. 269 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Morehead State is the No. 49-ranked team in the country at 7.9 per game, while Illinois State rates No. 22 at 8.6 per game.

Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 34-rated defense on the road, allowing 59 points per game. Morehead State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 38 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois State was a 63-54 loser in their most recent outing at home against UNC Wilmington. They failed to cover the 12.5–point spread as favorites. The Redbirds endured a 63-54 loss at the hands of the Seahawks on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Jackie Carmichael at Redbird Arena.

Morehead State was an 83-57 winner in its last match at home against Mid-Continent. Morehead State cruised to victory on Sunday, running Mid-Continent out of the gym and running up an 83-57 score at Ellis Johnson Arena.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Norfolk State are 1-0
After playing UNC Wilmington are 0-3
After a loss are 4-6

Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing South Dakota are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Redbirds at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Illinois State's last 13 games on the road
Illinois State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Morehead State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Morehead State is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Illinois State home to Norfolk State, Sunday, December 18
Morehead State home to South Dakota, Saturday, December 10