The Redbirds and Panthers are set to face off at 5:00 ET on FloH. The Panthers will host the game at Hertz Arena in Estero, FL. The Redbirds come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 145.5 points.
ILLINOIS STATE REDBIRDS VS HIGH POINT PANTHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: High Point Panthers +1.5
This game will be played at Hertz Arena at 5:00 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE HIGH POINT PANTHERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-66 in favor of the Panthers.
- Not only will High Point pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Taking a Look at the Redbirds Chances in Estero
Illinois State Redbirds enter their game against High Point with a 2-1 overall record. In their last five road games, including last year, the Redbirds have gone 0-5. As Illinois State faces High Point, they enter the game with a 1-2 ATS record. Looking back to the previous season, Illinois State is 2-7 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
Illinois State comes in with an over/under record of 1-2-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 131.3 points per game so far. The Redbirds’ last five games have culminated with an average of 67 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
The Illinois State offense is coming off a game where they scored 61 points against Long Beach State. They posted a field goal percentage of 35.1% and connected on 8 threes. Dalton Banks led the scoring for the Redbirds, contributing 15 points. Additionally, Johnny Kinziger chipped in with 10 points.
So far this season, the Illinois State defense has been performing well, ranking 35th in the country at 62.2 points allowed per contest. The Illinois State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 52 points and allowed Long Beach State to connect on 8 threes.
Will High Point Make it Happen at Home?
High Point has played four games this season, and they enter with a 1-2 record. In their previous three games, including last year, High Point has gone 0-3 at home. As of today’s game, High Point has a 1-2 record against the spread this season. Looking back to last year, the team has a 1-1 ATS record in their last three games, with an average scoring margin of +17.
So far, High Point’s games have averaged 164.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 157.2 points. The Panthers’ last five games have culminated with an average of 81 points per game and an over/under record of 0-4.
Coming off their recent game, the High Point offense tallied 82 points in a matchup against Iona. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.9%, and they made 12 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Panthers offense has been good from outside, hitting 38% of their three-pointers on an average of 28 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.
Coming into today’s game, the High Point defense is giving up an average of 73.0 points per contest. High Point’s three-point defense is currently 62nd in the country at 8.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 36.6% of their shots vs. High Point.