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Illinois favored by 5 against Richmond on Tuesday

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Nov 22, 9:30 PM | Moon Palace Resort

Richmond Spiders vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds

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The Illinois Fighting Illini will hit the floor running against the visiting Richmond Spiders Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The game is being played at Moon Palace Resort, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Illinois will face the 3-1 Spiders, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Fighting Illini are 0-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spiders are 0-1 favoring the OVER.

View Richmond vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Fighting Illini installed as 5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 119-rated Richmond taking on the No. 342-rated Fighting Illini in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-74 win for the Fighting Illini on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois has the nation's No. 160-rated offensive output, at 70.7 PPG. The visiting Spiders defense ranks No. 73 allowing on average 59.8 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 47% so far, more than the Spiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.1% per game.

Defensively, Richmond features the nation's No. 226-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 214 nationally in scoring at home.

Richmond was an 83-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Sacred Heart. The battle between the Spiders and Pioneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Sacred Heart was handed an 83-58 defeat on Saturday at Robins Center.

In their last action, Illinois was a 79-64 winner at home against Lipscomb. D.J. Richardson scored 17 points leading the Fighting Illini to a 79-64 victory over Lipscomb at University of Illinois Assembly Hall on Thursday.

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing William & Mary are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago State are 3-0
After a win are 2-8

A few Spiders at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Richmond at William & Mary, Wednesday, November 30
Illinois home to Chicago State, Sunday, November 27

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