Western Kentucky vs Illinois State 11/22/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Illinois State Redbirds (2-3) vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (3-1)
November 22, 2022 11:00 a.m. EDT
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers / Illinois State Redbirds ; Over/Under: –
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The Illinois State Redbirds and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the John Gray Gymnasium. The Illinois State Redbirds look to get back to a . 500 record. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for their fourth win.

The Illinois State Redbirds are averaging 63.8 points at 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points at 42.5 percent shooting. Kendall Lewis is averaging 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Darius Burford is averaging 10.8 points and 2.5 rebounds. Luke Kasubke dishing 2.5 assists and Malachi Poindexter grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Illinois State Redbirds are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Illinois State Redbirds allow 31.1 percent shooting from deep and grab 30.6 rebounds per game.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 78.5 points at 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 60.8 points at 34.8 percent shooting. Luke Frampton is averaging 15.7 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Dayvion McKnight is averaging 14.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Jairus Hamilton is the third double-digit scorer and Emmanuel Akot is dishing 5.7 assists. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 48.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers allow 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have simply flashed more promise on both ends of the floor, and they have fair and away more scoring depth in this matchup. The Illinois State Redbirds have issues finding offense outside of their top-two scorers, and they have some ugly losses to Western Illinois and Northwestern State. WKU is comfortably the better team here, I’d say. Give me the Hilltoppers and whatever the line is.

Randy Chambers’s Free Pick:

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers ATS

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