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Postseason NIT - Illinois State Redbirds vs UC Irvine Anteaters Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away UC Irvine Anteaters taking on the Illinois State Redbirds Wednesday.

UC Irvine Anteaters vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 27-6 and 17-15 ATS Illinois State Redbirds will face the 21-14 UC Irvine Anteaters, who own a 17-15 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Illinois State Redbirds are 12-20 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the UC Irvine Anteaters are 15-17.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 14-rated UC Irvine Anteaters taking on the No. 75-rated Illinois State Redbirds in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois State's No. 220-ranked scoring average of 68.82 PPG, against a UC Irvine Anteaters defense rated No. 22 and allowing 64.17 PPG. The Illinois State Redbirds FG% has averaged 43.81% to date this season, less than the UC Irvine Anteaters shooters have managed so far (44.44% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Anteaters endured a 50-47 loss at the hands of the Aggies on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Luke Nelson at Arrowhead Pond.

Illinois State was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Wichita State and falling by a 71-51 score at Scottrade Center.