Illinois State Vs Valparaiso: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – January 21, 2023

Written By Staff on January 20, 2023

The Illinois State Redbirds (8-12, 3-6 MVC) are at home in MVC action against the Valparaiso Beacons (8-12, 2-7 MVC) on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Redbirds’ (-311 to win on the moneyline) matchup versus the Beacons (+243).

The insights in the article below are based off odds valid as of January 21, 2023 at 5:39 PM ET.

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Illinois State vs Valparaiso Betting Odds

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Illinois State Offense Vs. Valparaiso Defense

Illinois State Offense Stats (Rank) Valparaiso Defense
66.3 (313) Points/Gm 73.3 (283)
9.7 (225) Possessions/Game 3.6 (2)
43.0 (264) Field Goal % 45.1 (263)
33.3 (224) 3PT % 33.8 (191)
49.9 (242) Effective FG % 51.1 (234)
54.5 (188) True Shooting % 54.5 (162)

Valparaiso Offense Vs. Illinois State Defense

Valparaiso Offense Stats (Rank) Illinois State Defense
68.5 (263) Points/Gm 68.1 (150)
3.6 (363) Possessions/Game 9.7 (136)
43.5 (240) Field Goal % 43.7 (187)
29.9 (336) 3PT % 32.6 (130)
48.7 (282) Effective FG % 49.6 (169)
52.3 (268) True Shooting % 53.5 (131)

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Illinois State Betting Insights

  • Illinois State has put together an 8-12-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Redbirds have been favored by 7 points or more three times this season, and covered the spread in one of those contests.
  • So far this season, 12 out of Illinois State’s 20 games have gone over the point total.
  • The Redbirds’ 20 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 133.5 points 12 times.
  • Illinois State’s matchups this year have an average total of 134.3, 0.8 more points than this game’s over/under.

Valparaiso Betting Insights

  • Valparaiso has compiled a 7-12-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Beacons have covered the spread twice this season (2-6 ATS) when playing as at least 7-point underdogs.
  • Valparaiso’s games have gone over the point total 10 out of 19 times this year.
  • The Beacons have combined with their opponents to score more than 133.5 points in 13 of 19 games this season.
  • Valparaiso’s games this year have had a 141.8-point total on average, 8.3 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Illinois State Key Players

  • The Redbirds points and assists leader is Darius Burford. He puts up 11.1 points per game and records 2.2 assists.
  • Illinois State is led in rebounds by Kendall Lewis’ 6.6 per game.
  • Malachi Poindexter makes 1.7 treys per game to lead the Redbirds.
  • Illinois State’s steals leader is Lewis, who averages 1.6 per game. Liam McChesny leads the team averaging 1.3 blocks an outing.

Valparaiso Key Players

  • Ben Krikke holds the top Beacons spot in two categories: scoring (17.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.8 rebounds per game).
  • Nick Edwards puts in work giving out assists and is Valparaiso’s assist leader with 4.8 per game.
  • Quinton Green is tops from three-point range for the Beacons, hitting 2.2 treys per game.
  • Edwards tops Valparaiso in steals with 1.4 per game, and Krikke leads the squad in blocks with 0.6 per game.
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