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Saint Joseph's Hawks Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Illinois State Redbirds

Redbird Arena will host Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Illinois State Redbirds action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Saint Joseph's Hawks were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Saint Joseph's Hawks have watched them go 5-4 and 3-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Illinois State Redbirds are at 5-3 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Illinois State Redbirds are 4-3, while the Saint Joseph's Hawks have a 3-5 mark.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 58-rated Illinois State Redbirds and the No. 164-ranked Saint Joseph's Hawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois State's No. 181-rated squad against Saint Joseph's's No. 196-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois State rates No. 44 in the country with 9.25 per game, while their foes tonight, the Saint Joseph's Hawks rank No. 200 nationally with 6.33 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Saint Joseph's got 27 points from Shavar Newkirk en route to a 72-71 victory over Drexel on Sunday at John A. Daskalakis Center.

The Redbirds grabbed a 74-57 win over the Skyhawks on Saturday, behind a 12-point effort from Paris Lee at Redbird Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Saint Joseph's is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Saint Joseph's's last 24 games
  • Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Illinois State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Saint Joseph's home to Lafayette, Thursday, December 22nd
Illinois State at Hawaii, Friday, December 23rd