The Illinois State Redbirds (11-14) travel to face off against the Indiana State Sycamores (22-3) on Tuesday, February 13th. This game will be played at Hulman Center in Terre Haute and televised on ESPN+. Indiana State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Illinois State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Southern Illinois. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Illinois State Redbirds vs Indiana State Sycamores
The Illinois State Redbirds Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Illinois State has a record of 11-14 this season and they come in on a three-game losing streak. In their last game, they lost to Southern Illinois by a score of 69-66. On the road, the Redbirds have gone 3-8 this season, and over their last 10 games on the road, they are 3-7.
As an underdog this season, Illinois State has gone 4-9, and they have been the underdog in 13 of their 25 games. For the season, they have been outscored by an average of 7.0 points per game on the road, compared to being outscored by an average of 0.3 points per game at home.
As the underdog, Illinois State has gone 5-8 vs. the spread this season and is 10-14 overall. On the road, the Redbirds are 4-7 vs. the spread and have gone 2-1 ATS in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Illinois State has gone 4-6 vs. the spread.
Illinois State’s over/under record this season is 9-15 and the average scoring total in their games is 133.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (139.3) and in their last three games, the average scoring total is 127 points. So far, 17 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line.
The Indiana State Sycamores Are Coming Off A Win
Indiana State has been dominant at home this season, going 11-0 with an average scoring margin of +24.3 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Sycamores have gone a perfect 10-0, and they are riding a current win streak of 11 games.
So far this season, Indiana State has been the favorite in 20 of their 25 games, and they have yet to lose as the favorite, going 20-0. Overall, the Sycamores have a record of 22-3, and they are 13-1 in Missouri Valley Conference play.
As the favorite this season, Indiana State has gone 14-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Sycamores have an ATS mark of 7-3. At home, Indiana State is 9-2 vs. the spread this year and their last three home games have resulted in a 3-0 ATS record.
Indiana State’s over/under record for the season is 14-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 157.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (156.3). So far, 20 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 149 points.
Illinois State Offense Breakdown
The Illinois State offense is coming off a game where they scored 66 points against Southern Illinois. They posted a field goal percentage of 55.6% and connected on 5 threes. Myles Foster is leading the team in scoring at 11.4 points per contest. Darius Burford has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.2 going into the game.
|Myles Foster (F)
|Darius Burford (G)
|Dalton Banks (G)
Indiana State Offense Breakdown
Coming off their recent game, the Indiana State offense tallied 73 points in a matchup against Missouri State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.8%, and they made 12 threes. Offensively, the Sycamores hold a season-long field goal percentage of 50%, placing them 17th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 36th in terms of percentage and 4th in three-pointers made.
|Isaiah Swope (G)
|Ryan Conwell (G)
|Robbie Avila (C)
Illinois State Team Defense
So far, the Redbirds’ defense is ranked 69th in the country at 67.6 points per contest. Illinois State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Southern Illinois offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 69 points.
Indiana State Team Defense
The Sycamores’ defense is presently ranked 167th nationally, allowing an average of 71.9 points per contest. Against Missouri State in their most recent game, the Indiana State defense gave up a total of 71 points while allowing Missouri State to hit 41% of their shots.
Redbirds vs Sycamores Trends
- In their last five road games, Illinois State has averaged 62 points per game while allowing 62. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
- Across the Sycamores last five home games, the team averaged 78 points per game while allowing 75. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-4, while going 4-1 straight-up.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Redbirds have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.
- Indiana State has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.
For a point-spread wager in this Sycamores vs. Sycamores game, we suggest taking the Sycamores at -18. Even though our predictions have the Sycamores winning 75-70, we see the Redbirds as the better choice on the point-spread.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 143.5 and our model has the Redbirds and Sycamores finishing with a combined 145 points. Our pick is to take the over.
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