The Little Rock Trojans (1-0) will travel to Redbird Arena to clash with the Illinois State Redbirds (1-0). Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 10, 2019.
Little Rock Trojans vs. Illinois State Redbirds Betting Odds
Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Redbirds defeated the Belmont Bruins 79-72, while the Trojans barely escaped the Missouri State Bears 67-66.
The Trojans had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (40.7 vs. 32.3) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.548 vs. 0.500). The Redbirds, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (10.4 vs. 13.2) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (24.3 vs. 20.6). Illinois State’s Zach Copeland led the way, putting up 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. Ben Coupet Jr. played a key role for Little Rock with 13 points and eight rebounds.
Contrasting styles will be on display in this matchup. Little Rock ranks 49th in possessions per game (72.3) while Illinois State is 243rd (68.0) dating back to the 2018-19 season.
Little Rock vs. Illinois State ATS Pick
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Illinois State, ATS Winner – Illinois State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Illinois State ranks 163rd in three pointers attempted per game (22.4) while Little Rock ranks 301st (18.6).
- The Trojans are 35th in the country with 2.6 blocks allowed per game while the Redbirds are 39th with 2.6 blocks allowed per game.
- The Trojans rank 87th in assists per game (14.4) while the Redbirds rank 212th in assists allowed per game (13.9).
- Little Rock ranks 234th in steals per game (5.5) while Illinois State ranks 266th (5.0).