The Indiana State Sycamores (4-5) will be at home in Hulman Center when they take on the Green Bay Phoenix (3-5). Indiana State opened as an 8.5-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 144.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Green Bay Phoenix at Indiana State Sycamores Odds Preview
In the Phoenix’s last outing, they got blown out by the Missouri Tigers, 100-77. Green Bay’s Khalil Small had 12 points in the game. Missouri had a turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 19.3). Green Bay, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (10-12; 83.3 percent).
The Sycamores will look to keep it rolling after topping the Indianapolis University Greyhounds in their last matchup, 79-75. With 23 points on 8-for-15 shooting, Jordan Barnes was the games leading scorer. Indiana State played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 26.1) and a free throw rate of 0.351 (above their season average of 0.289). Indianapolis University was 19.4 and 0.268, respectively, for those same stats.
Looking at effective field goal percentage, Indiana State should have a considerable edge. Since the 2016-17 season, the Sycamores defense ranks 96th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.481), while the Green Bay offense ranks 275th in effective field goal percentage (0.487).
These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. Games including Green Bay have gone under 60.0 percent of the time, while Indiana State games have gone over 57.1 percent of the time. The Sycamores have the better straight up (SU) record (4-5 vs. 3-5), but the Phoenix hold the sizable advantage against the spread (ATS) (4-1 vs. 2-4-1).
Green Bay Phoenix at Indiana State Sycamores Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Indiana State, ATS Winner – Green Bay, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Phoenix rank 49th in steals per game (7.5) while the Sycamores rank 88th (6.8).
- Green Bay averages 40.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 21st in the nation. Indiana State ranks 257th in rebounds allowed per game (40.0).
- The Sycamores rank 37th in three pointers allowed per game (18.8) while the Phoenix rank 220th (24.8).
- Green Bay averages 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 71st in the NCAA. Indiana State ranks 149th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).