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Illinois Fighting Illini visit Northwestern Wildcats in NCAA College Basketball Betting

Illinois Fighting Illini

vs

Northwestern Wildcats
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 9:00 PM ET
Welsh-Ryan Arena

College basketball betting interest will be high on Wednesday when the Fighting Illini of Illinois hit the hard court against the Wildcats of Northwestern.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the Illinois Fighting Illini before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point over at Bovada earlier.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northwestern Wildcats bring a 10-6 record (9-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-6 Fighting Illini, who are 6-9 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Northwestern go 6-4-1 so far and the Illinois Fighting Illini go 4-9.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 147-rated Illinois Fighting Illini taking on the No. 73-rated Northwestern Wildcats in this contest.

How Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northwestern's No. 192-ranked scoring average of 65.12 PPG, against a Illinois Fighting Illini defense rated No. 100 and allowing 63 PPG. The Northwestern Wildcats FG% has averaged 42.94% to date this season, less than the Illinois Fighting Illini shooters have managed so far (43.47% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois got 12 points from Malcolm Hill but lost anyway, 53-43, to Nebraska on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Bryant McIntosh scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 84-77 to Michigan State at Breslin Center on Sunday).

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Odds Trends

Illinois is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois's last 7 games
Illinois is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Northwestern is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Northwestern is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Northwestern is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Indiana, Sunday, January 18th
Northwestern at Michigan, Saturday, January 17th

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