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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Virginia Commonwealth Rams Over Illinois State Redbirds

Virginia Commonwealth Rams


Illinois State Redbirds
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Redbird Arena

Virginia Commonwealth takes to the basketball court against Illinois State on Tuesday, hoping to send the Redbirds to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Redbird Arena.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Illinois State Redbirds Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Illinois State Redbirds were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Tuesday; they are 2-3 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Illinois State Redbirds are 2-3 ATS. Virginia Commonwealth Rams are 2-2 on betting the total; Illinois State Redbirds are 2-1.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 68-ranked Illinois State Redbirds and the No. 16-rated Virginia Commonwealth Rams in this matchup.

How Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Illinois State Redbirds Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Illinois State's No. 110 nationally ranked offense (71.4 points per game) against a Virginia Commonwealth Rams defense that sits as the No. 214 at 71 PPG. The Illinois State Redbirds have been averaging 42.3% from the field, less than the Rams have managed so far this season (44.93% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Treveon Graham was dynamite, scoring 34 points and adding 4 rebounds but Old Dominion still won, 73-67, over Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday at Ted Constant Center.

Bobby Hunter scored 20 points leading the Redbirds to a 85-73 victory over Youngstown State at Redbird Arena on Saturday.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Illinois State Redbirds Betting Odds Trends

Virginia Commonwealth is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Illinois State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Illinois State is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia Commonwealth home to Virginia, Saturday, December 6th
Illinois State at UAB, Sunday, December 7th