Indiana State at Illinois State: 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Indiana State at Illinois State: 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois State Redbirds (12-19) vs Indiana State Sycamores (11-19)

Game Info: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: Illinois State Redbirds +3 -- Over/Under: 148 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Indiana State Sycamores and Illinois State Redbirds face off on Thursday in the Missouri Valley Tournament at the Enterprise Center. When these two teams faced off on February 26th it was Illinois State that won 86-66. 

Antonio Reeves was the top player for Illinois State scoring 28 points and grabbing six rebounds. Zach Hobbs was the top player for Indiana State scoring 15 points.  

Indiana State comes into this game with a 11-19 record overall and they have gone 11-15-1 against the spread. This has been another down season, and they are really struggling coming into this game. The last game was against Illinois State and they are going to need the defense to be a lot better in this game. Indiana State is averaging 71 points while their defense is giving up 72.4 points per game. Cooper Neese has been the top player for Indiana State averaging 15.4 points while shooting 40.6 percent from the field. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Illinois State Redbirds who sit with a 12-19 record and they have gone 16-13 against the spread. Illinois State had lost four games in a row before winning their last game against Indiana State. Illinois State is averaging 75 points while their defense is giving up 75.3 points per game. Antonio Reeves has been the top player for Illinois State averaging 20.2 points while shooting 47 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from behind the three point line. In this game if they push the pace, Illinois State should have no issues coming away with the victory. 

Illinois State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. Indiana State is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall. Indiana State is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games following an against the spread loss. The over is 4-1 in Illinois State’s last five neutral site games. The over is 4-1 in Indiana State’s last five games. 

Illinois State hasn’t had the best season, but they are still the better team, and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for Illinois State to score over 80 points and this game is going to get out of hand early. Back Illinois State against the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Illinois State +3

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