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NIT Betting Odds & Free ATS NCAA Basketball Predictions: Central Florida Knights vs Illinois State Redbirds

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NIT Betting Odds & Free ATS NCAA Basketball Predictions: Central Florida Knights vs Illinois State Redbirds

Central Florida Knights vs. Illinois State Redbirds

Knights: 22-11 (5-6 V)
Redbirds: 28-6 (16-0 H)
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, March 20, 2017
Where: Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois
TV: ESPN

UCF looks to advance another round in the NIT when it travels to face top-seeded Illinois State in a second-round contest Monday.

The Knights are No. 1 in the nation in field-goal percentage defense, holding teams to 36.4 percent shooting, but the Redbirds are almost as good, ranking fifth at 37.8 percent.

UCF coach Johnny Dawkins has one of the top defensive big men in the country on his roster in the 7-6 Tacko Fall, who averages 2.5 blocks to go along with his 11.1 points and 9.5 rebounds.

The Knights never had won a game in either the NCAA Tournament or NIT before defeating Colorado at home in the opening round.

BetOnline has the Illinois State listed as 5½-point favorites and the game's total is sitting at 128.

Central Florida Knights vs. Illinois State Redbirds NIT Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
615 Central Florida
122
616 Illinois State
-5½
  Moneyline
+203/-245

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Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 85-71 winner as they battled Anteaters at home. They covered in the match as a -10-point favorite.

Last time out for Central Florida, they were a 79-74 winner as they battled Buffaloes at home. They covered in the match as a -3.5-point favorite.

Central Florida Knights vs. Illinois State Redbirds NIT Betting Odds & Trends

Central Florida:
Central Florida is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Central Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 6 games

Illinois State:
Illinois State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Illinois State is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Illinois State's last 12 games

Free ATS NCAA Basketball Predictions: Illinois State -5½ at BetOnline

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