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Indiana State vs Illinois State Basketball Picks 2-13-24

Illinois State Redbirds (11-14) vs. Indiana State Sycamores (21-3)
February 13, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana State Sycamores -17; Over/Under: 142
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The Illinois State Redbirds and Indiana State Sycamores face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Hulman Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Illinois State vs Indiana State prediction.

Illinois State Needs This Win

Illinois State has really struggled this season, but a win here could go a long way in getting their season back on track. In the last game against Southern Illinois they were competitive but they ended up losing by three points. Illinois State is averaging 65.4 points while their defense is giving up 67.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 342nd in the league while the defense is ranked 72nd in the league. Darius Buford is averaging 13.2 points while shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 21.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Is Indiana State a Tournament Team

Indiana State sure looks like a tournament team, but to make the tournament they are probably going to need to win the conference tournament title. In the last game against Missouri State, Indiana State scored 73 points and they ended up winning by two points. Indiana State is averaging 85.6 points while their defense is giving up 71.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league and they are going to need to run up the score here. 

Illinois State vs Indiana State Betting Prediction

This Indiana State offense is elite averaging 85.6 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Illinois State is averaging 65.4 points per game and they aren’t going to run up the score here. I don’t trust their offense enough to keep this game close. Indiana State is going to run away with this game and Sycamores will win in blowout fashion. Back Indiana State against the spread here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Indiana State -17

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