The Illinois State Redbirds (2-1) travel to face off against the High Point Panthers (1-2) on Tuesday, November 21st. This game will be played at Hertz Arena in Estero and televised on FloH. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 5:00 ET.
Illinois State Redbirds vs High Point Panthers
The Illinois State Redbirds Are Coming Off A Win
As they prepare for their fourth game of the season, Illinois State currently holds a 2-1 overall record. In their previous five road games, including last season, Illinois State has yet to secure a victory, going 0-5. Illinois State has a current ATS record of 1-2 heading into today’s game. In the school’s previous three games, their ATS record stands at 1-2 with an average scoring margin of +3.
After three games, Illinois State has an over/under record of 1-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 131.3 points per game so far. In the Redbirds’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 67 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
The High Point Panthers Are Coming Off A Win
The Illinois State Redbirds are set to face Illinois State and currently have a record of 1-2. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, High Point has a record of 1-9. Heading into today’s game, High Point holds a 1-2 ATS record. Taking into account their performance from the previous season, High Point has gone 7-2 ATS in their last ten games.
High Point comes in with an over/under record of 1-2-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 164.3 points per game so far. The Panthers’ last five games have culminated with an average of 81 points per game and an over/under record of 0-4.
Illinois State Offense Breakdown
Most recently, the Illinois State offense finished with just 61 points vs. Long Beach State. For the game, they hit 8/27 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 35.1%. Malachi Poindexter is leading the team in scoring at 14.7 points per contest. Dalton Banks has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13 going into the game.
|Malachi Poindexter (G)
|Dalton Banks (G)
|Myles Foster (F)
High Point Offense Breakdown
High Point’s offense had a good outing, putting up 82 points against Iona. They achieved a 44.9% field goal percentage and went 26/30 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring was Abdoulaye Thiam with 27 points. Kimani Hamilton also added 15 points for the Panthers.
|Duke Miles (G)
|Kimani Hamilton (F)
|Kezza Giffa (G)
Illinois State Team Defense
In the current season, the Illinois State defense has excelled, sitting 35th in the nation by allowing 62.2 points per game. Illinois State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Long Beach State to just 35% shooting in their most recent game.
High Point Team Defense
So far, the Panthers’ defense is ranked 117th in the country at 73.0 points per contest. Against Iona in their most recent game, the High Point defense gave up a total of 68 points while allowing Iona to hit 44% of their shots.
Redbirds vs Panthers Trends
- Although Illinois State has a straight up record of 0-5 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-5. The team averaged 64 points per game in these games.
- Through their last ten home games, High Point has an ATS record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 1-9 while averaging 71 points per game.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Panthers have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 5-0.
- In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Redbirds have a straight up record of 3-2, while going 1-3-1 against the spread.
The Panthers come in as the underdog at +1.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 145.5, and our model projects the Redbirds and Panthers to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!