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Scarlet Knights vs Redbirds College Hoops Game Preview

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsIllinois State Redbirds
Nov 22, 7:00 PM | Moon Palace Resort

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds


Illinois State looks to cover the Redbirds-Scarlet Knights pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 2-1 mark when they host Rutgers in college basketball action.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Moon Palace Resort.

The Redbirds sport records of 2-1 and 1-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Scarlet Knights have 3-1 and 0-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-2 for the Redbirds and 0-2 for the Scarlet Knights.

View Rutgers vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Illinois State sat as 4-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Redbirds sit at No. 276 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Scarlet Knights sit at No. 148 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Redbirds will win this game 73-68.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Scarlet Knights rank No. 121 in NCAA Division 1 with 38 per game. That compares with Illinois State’s No. 195 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois State is college basketball's No. 110-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Scarlet Knights rate No. 269 with 4.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rutgers owns the country's No. 199-rated mark, allowing 72 points per game on the highway. Illinois State, on the other hand, rates No. 183 in scoring at home.

Rutgers was a 66-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hampton. The Scarlet Knights grabbed a 66-52 win over the Pirates on Sunday, behind a 17-point effort from Gilvydas Biruta at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Illinois State won its last outing, a 78-70 result against Lipscomb on November 19. Tyler Brown scored 19 points leading the Redbirds to a 78-70 victory over Lipscomb at Redbird Arena on Saturday.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing UMBC are 3-0
After a win are 3-7

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Scarlet Knights at Redbirds trends to consider:
Illinois State is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Rutgers home to UMBC, Monday, November 28
Illinois State home to Bethune-Cookman, Sunday, November 27