The High Point Panthers and Illinois State Redbirds face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at Germain Arena. You're welcome to read our Illinois State vs High Point Prediction.
Illinois State Defense Has Confidence
Illinois State sits with a 3-1 record overall and the defense sure was impressive on Monday against Long Beach State. The defense gave up only 51 points to the Beach and that was enough for the 11 point victory. Dalton Banks had a strong game putting up 15 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Illinois State on the season is averaging 69 points while their defense is giving up 62.3 points per game. In this game the defense is going to need to step up here.
How Does High Point Build on Monday’s Win
High Point comes into this game with a 2-2 record overall and they were able to pick up a big win on Monday. High Point scored 82 points against Iona and that was enough for the 14 point victory. Abdoulaye Thiam did have a strong game putting up 27 points, five rebounds, and one assist. High Pont on the season is averaging 89.3 points while their defense is giving up 73 points per game. Guard Duke Miles has been the top player for High Point putting up 18.3 points while their defense is giving up 56.8 points per game.
Shane’s Free Pick
High Point scored 82 points in the last game and they are going to find success again in this game. Illinois State is averaging only 69 points per game and they aren’t going to be running up the score. Look for High Point to score at least at least 85 points here and that is going to be enough for them to cover the spread. Back High Point against the spread.