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Illinois State vs. Indiana State - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indiana State Sycamores (13-13) at Illinois State Redbirds (16-11)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Redbird Arena)

The Line: Illinois State Redbirds -5.5 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Illinois State Redbirds and the Indiana State Sycamores face on Wednesday in Missouri Valley Conference college basketball action.

The Illinois State Redbirds are 16-11 this season and they have won their last four games. Illinois State is averaging 67.1 points per game and they are shooting 41.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell leads the Redbirds averaging 14.6 points per game. MiKiyle McIntosh is averaging 11.2 points and 5.1 rebounds, Paris Lee is averaging 10.6 points, and Deontae Hawkins is averaging 10.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. Illinois State is 11-3 at home and 10-4 in the MVC.

Illinois State vs. Indiana State - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Indiana State Sycamores are 13-13 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Indiana State is averaging 70.6 points per game and they are shooting 41 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Devonte Brown leads the Sycamores averaging 16.5 points per game. Brenton Scott is averaging 15.5 points, Khristian Smith is averaging 10.7 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Matt Van Scyoc is averaging 8.3 points. Indiana State is 2-9 on the road and 7-7 in the MVC.

Illinois State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Indiana State is 0-5 against the spread in their last five road games, 0-5-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.

Illinois State is the better team and the better option here with the reasonable number. 

 

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Illinois State Redbirds -5.5

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