Illinois State vs. Indiana State - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Illinois State vs. Indiana State - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana State Sycamores (14-8) at Illinois State Redbirds (7-16)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Redbird Arena)

The Line: Illinois State Redbirds +3 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Indiana State Sycamores and Illinois State Redbirds meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Redbird Arena.

The Indiana State Sycamores look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Indiana State Sycamores are averaging 70.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Tyreke Key is averaging 17.6 points and two assists while Jordan Barnes is averaging 12.6 points and four rebounds. Cooper Neese is dishing 1.4 assists and Tre Williams is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Indiana State Sycamores are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana State Sycamores are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana State Sycamores have lost four of their last five road games.

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The Illinois State Redbirds need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Illinois State Redbirds are averaging 68.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Zach Copeland is averaging 15.2 points and 2.3 assists while Dedric Boyd is averaging 9.6 points and 1.2 assists. Ricky Torres is dishing 3.3 assists and Rey Idowu is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Illinois State Redbirds are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The Illinois State Redbirds are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Illinois State Redbirds have split their last six home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.  

The Illinois State Redbirds haven't been all that impressive at home this season, and they're a team falling apart rather quickly with losses in 10 of their last 12 tries and being just 6-16 ATS. The Indiana State Sycamores have won four straight, are winning their last five games by an average of 5.8 points and are a profitable 12-9 ATS on the season. Indiana State also beat Illinois State by 13 points about a month ago. I'll lay the bucket with the team in much better form. 

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Randy’s Pick Indiana State Sycamores -3

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