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Auburn Tigers vs Illinois Fighting Illini in college hoops odds

Illinois Fighting IlliniAuburn Tigers
7-1December 08, 2013, 03:00 | Philips Arena4-2



The Auburn Tigers host Illinois on Sunday, looking to build on their 4-2 mark against the 7-1 Fighting Illini in college hoops action at Philips Arena.

The Fighting Illini will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 4-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tigers are 2-2 ATS. Illinois is 1-4-1 against the total, while Auburn is 1-1 versus the number.

View Illinois Fighting Illini vs Auburn Tigers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Illinois before tip-off in this one found them as -9-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game matches up the No. 266 (Tigers) and the No. 25 (Fighting Illini) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Last time out for Illinois, they were a 67-64 loser as they battled Georgia Tech on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Rayvonte Rice scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Fighting Illini to a win (they lost 67-64 to Georgia Tech at Hank McCarmish Pavilion on Tuesday).

Last time out for Auburn, they were a 99-70 loser as they battled Iowa State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 17-point underdog. The Tigers were hammered by Iowa State on Monday, losing by a 99-70 final at Hilton Coliseum in college basketball betting action.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Auburn's No. 74-ranked scoring average of 78.17 PPG, against a Fighting Illini defense rated No. 6 and allowing 58.25 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 44% to date this season, more than the Fighting Illini shooters have managed so far (42.41% per game).

Next up:
Illinois home to Dartmouth, Tuesday, December 10th
Auburn at Clemson, Thursday, December 19th

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