Illinois State Vs Bucknell: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – November 20, 2021

Written By Staff on November 20, 2021

The Illinois State Redbirds (1-2) play the Bucknell Bison (1-2) on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Redbirds’ (-321 to win on the moneyline) contest against the Bison (+252).

The betting trends in what follows reflect odds as of November 20, 2021 at 4:14 PM ET. Check out the table below for the latest odds for this game and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at FanDuel today!

Illinois State vs Bucknell Betting Odds

Illinois State Offense Vs. Bucknell Defense (From 2020-21)

Illinois State Offense Stats (Rank) Bucknell Defense
72.2 (141) Points/Gm 77.3 (313)
70.7 (105) Possessions/Game 72.3 (286)
46.3 (62) Field Goal % 43.8 (188)
34.2 (151) 3PT % 36 (291)
52.9 (70) Effective FG % 49.6 (172)
55 (116) True Shooting % 53.9 (211)

Bucknell Offense vs. Illinois State Defense (From 2020-21)

Bucknell Offense Stats (Rank) Illinois State Defense
74.9 (78) Points/Gm 74 (272)
72 (64) Possessions/Game 70.3 (220)
45.5 (88) Field Goal % 44.6 (229)
33 (208) 3PT % 30.9 (40)
52 (97) Effective FG % 51.1 (237)
56.7 (55) True Shooting % 54.1 (224)

Illinois State Betting Insights

  • Illinois State won 11 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover 15 times.
  • The Redbirds were favored by 7 points or more once last season, and covered the spread.
  • Illinois State’s games hit the over 12 out of 26 times last season.
  • Illinois State’s games last season featured more combined points than this contest’s total of 147 points nine times.
  • Redbirds matchups last season had an average total of 140.8, 6.2 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

Bucknell Betting Insights

  • Bucknell put together a 5-7-0 ATS record last year.
  • The Bison did not cover the spread when an underdog by 7 points or more last season (in one opportunity).
  • Bucknell and its opponents combined to hit the over nine out of 12 times last season.
  • Bucknell combined with its opponent to score more than 147 points in eight of 12 games last season.
  • The average over/under for Bison matchups last year was 144.8, 2.2 fewer points than this game’s total.
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Illinois State Key Players

  • DJ Horne contributed 15.3 points per game last season while adding 2.8 assists.
  • Dusan Mahorcic grabed 7.2 rebounds per game.
  • Horne had a strong showing from beyond the arc a season ago. He hit 2.6 shots from deep per game.
  • Horne collected 1.5 steals per game. Abdou Ndiaye averaged 1.4 blocks a contest.

Bucknell Key Players

  • Andrew Funk put up 12.9 points per game last season.
  • Andre Screen collected 6.6 rebounds a game and Xander Rice dished out 3.3 assists per outing.
  • Walter Ellis had a solid showing from beyond the arc a season ago. He connected on 1.7 shots from deep per game.
  • Ellis grabbed 1.2 steals per game. Screen averaged 1.5 blocks a game.
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