The Illinois State Redbirds welcome the FGCU Eagles to Redbird Arena to begin the new season. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
FGCU Eagles vs. Illinois State Redbirds ATS Odds
Neither team made the tournament last season. Illinois State went 18-15 in the regular season while FGCU finished 23-11.
The Eagles won the lone contest between these two teams last year, 98-87. Getting to the free throw line was one of FGCU’s biggest advantages. They had 37 free throw attempts, while Illinois State had just 16.
Illinois State might have difficulty putting up points as they square off against one of the nation’s best defenses. In the 2017-18 season, FGCU ranked 48th in defensive efficiency while the Redbirds ranked 265th in offensive efficiency.
FGCU Eagles vs. Illinois State Redbirds ATS Pick
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Illinois State, ATS Winner – Illinois State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
- FGCU averages 38.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 49th in the NCAA. Illinois State ranks 298th in rebounds allowed per game (39.0).
- The Eagles rank 47th in steals per game (7.3) while the Redbirds rank 176th in steals allowed per game (6.5).
- The Redbirds rank 21st in three pointers attempted per game (26.8) while the Eagles rank 227th in three pointers allowed per game (23.4).
- FGCU ranks 62nd in assists per game (15.3) while Illinois State ranks 217th in assists allowed per game (14.2).