Indiana State vs. Illinois State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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The Illinois State Redbirds (11-14, 5-9 MVC) will be looking to halt a three-game losing skid when hitting the road against the Indiana State Sycamores (22-3, 13-1 MVC) on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Hulman Center. It airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+.

Tuesday’s matchup between the Sycamores and the Redbirds sees the Sycamores as a gigantic, 17-point favorite. The over/under for the game is set at 144.

Indiana State vs. Illinois State Odds

Point Spread for Indiana State vs. Illinois State

The spread for this matchup is set at 17 points, with bookmakers listing Indiana State as the favorite.

Indiana State vs. Illinois State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Indiana State has -2400 odds to pick up the win, while Illinois State is listed at +1200 to claim victory.

Indiana State vs. Illinois State Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 144 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Arena: Hulman Center

Indiana State vs. Illinois State Betting Trends

Indiana State has 15 wins against the spread in 24 games this year. The Sycamores have been named as the favorite 19 times this year and have yet to lose any of those games. Indiana State’s games this year have hit the over on 14 of 24 set point totals.

Illinois State has played 24 games, with 10 wins against the spread. The Redbirds have won 30.8% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (4-9). Illinois State’s games this season have hit the over nine times in 24 opportunities (37.5%).

Indiana State vs. Illinois State Key Players to Watch

Indiana State

Robbie Avila is posting 16.4 points, 4.0 assists and 7.4 rebounds per contest. Jayson Kent leads the Sycamores at 8.3 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 0.8 assists and 13.0 points. Ryan Conwell posts 15.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 1.0 steal and 0.1 blocked shots. Isaiah Swope paces his team in both points (17.7) and assists (2.2) per game, and also puts up 3.0 rebounds. Defensively, he delivers 1.4 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.

Illinois State

Myles Foster is the Redbirds’ top rebounder (7.4 per game), and he contributes 11.4 points and 1.4 assists. Dalton Banks is the Redbirds’ top assist man (3.6 per game), and he puts up 9.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. Darius Burford is posting team highs in points (13.2 per game) and assists (1.5). And he is delivering 2.5 rebounds, making 43.3% of his shots from the field. The Redbirds get 8.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game from Kendall Lewis.

What you need to know about the Indiana State Sycamores

Indiana State is 9-5-0 ATS in conference action this season. The Sycamores sport a top-25 offense this season, ranking fifth-best in college basketball with 85.6 points per game. At the other end, they rank 180th with 71.9 points allowed per contest. Indiana State is playing well in terms of rebounding, as it ranks best in college basketball in boards ( per game) and best in boards allowed ( per contest).

In home games, the Sycamores are scoring 10.4 more points per game (90.1) than they are in away games (79.7). When it comes to three-point shooting, everything is clicking for Indiana State, who is making 11.4 threes per game (fourth-best in college basketball) and shooting 39.3% from beyond the arc (10th-best). The Sycamores are 127th in the country with 6.6 three-pointers allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 97th with a 32.4% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.

The Sycamores have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 9-1 overall over their past 10 contests. Four of Indiana State’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. Indiana State’s offense has been worse over its last 10 games, scoring 84.3 points a contest compared to the 85.6 it has averaged this year. The last 10 games have seen Indiana State concede 0.3 more points per game (72.2) than its season-long average (71.9).

What you need to know about the Illinois State Redbirds

So far this season, four out of Illinois State’s 14 MVC games with an over/under have hit the over. In 2023-24, the Redbirds are 16th-worst in the nation offensively (65.4 points scored per game) and 71st on defense (67.6 points conceded). Illinois State is the best team in the country in rebounds per game () and best in rebounds conceded ().

The Redbirds average 66.4 points per game at home, and 65.7 away. Illinois State is 318th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (5.8 per game) and sixth-worst in 3-point percentage (28.1%). In 2023-24, the Redbirds are 156th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (6.8 per game) and 201st in defensive 3-point percentage (34.0%).

The Redbirds have gone 3-7 over their last 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. Illinois State has hit the over once in its past 10 games. Illinois State is averaging 60.9 points per game over its past 10 games, which is 4.5 fewer points than its average for the season (65.4). In their previous 10 games, the Redbirds are surrendering 65.0 points per game, 2.6 fewer points than their season average (67.6).

Indiana State vs. Illinois State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Indiana State, and we predict that Illinois State will cover the spread (Indiana State -17). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 144 points.

How to bet Indiana State vs. Illinois State

You can bet on Indiana State vs. Illinois State at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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