Online basketball betting odds on Illinois State are going to get lower as time goes on as the Redbirds are headed in the right direction under new head coach Tim Jankovich.
Basketball betting experts see that five players return who started at least 13 games a year ago. Online basketball betting experts see that the Redbirds will miss Greg Dilligard who averaged 9.4 points and a team high 5.8 rebounds per game. Roberto Fortes started 15 games but only put up 3.8 points per game according to online basketball betting numbers. The Redbirds will need some help from the newcomers. Some good transfers and freshman should get playing time. Emmanuel Holloway is a transfer from Iowa Western Junior College that can get playing time according to online basketball betting experts. Brandon Sampay may make the biggest impact this year according to basketball betting experts. He is a good rebounder and defender. Sead Odzic started five games and averaged 3.2 points per game for USC in the 2005-2006 season according to online basketball betting experts. The incoming freshman is Alex Rubin. Dinma Odiakosa is always hurt but when healthy can provide depth according to online basketball betting experts.
Boo Richardson and Dom Johnson got a lot of playing time last year but Richardson committed too many turnovers and needs to improve according to basketball betting experts. He did average 9.8 points and 4.9 assists on the season according to online basketball betting numbers. Johnson averaged 8.3 points per game according to online basketball betting experts but is no lock to be a starter. Osiris Eldrige should have one starting spot as he averaged 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds as a freshman according to basketball betting stats. The Redbirds have the talent according to online basketball betting experts. They have Levi Dyer, Sampay and the return of Odiakosa upfront in addition to Anthony Slack.
Online basketball betting experts see a starting lineup of Boo Richardson and Dom Johnson at the guards. Online basketball betting experts see Osiris Eldridge at the other guard spot while Anthony Slack and Levi Dyer are down low. Illinois State will be a team to watch versus the online basketball betting odds in 2007-2008.