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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Ohio State Buckeyes in Battle with Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini

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Ohio State Buckeyes
Saturday, January 03, 2015 3:30 PM ET
Value City Arena

The Ohio State Buckeyes host Illinois on Saturday, looking to build on their 11-3 mark against the 10-4 Fighting Illini in college basketball betting action at Value City Arena.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the Illinois Fighting Illini before tip-off in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Illinois Fighting Illini have watched them go 10-4 and 5-7 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Ohio State Buckeyes are at 11-3 and 5-7-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-4, while the Illinois Fighting Illini have a 4-6 mark.

This game puts the Ohio State Buckeyes, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Illinois Fighting Illini, who rate No. 48 in the latest survey.

How Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio State has the nation's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 83.86 PPG. The visiting Illinois Fighting Illini defense ranks No. 101 allowing on average 63.14 PPG. The Buckeyes FG% has averaged 51.85% so far, more than the Ohio State Fighting Illini marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.91% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Malcolm Hill scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Fighting Illini to a win (they lost 73-65 to Michigan at Crisler Center on Tuesday).

Ohio State got 17 points from Sam Thompson but lost anyway, 71-65, to Iowa on Tuesday at Value City Arena.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Odds Trends

Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Illinois is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games
Illinois is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Ohio State is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio State's last 7 games
Ohio State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Ohio State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Maryland, Wednesday, January 7th
Ohio State at Minnesota, Tuesday, January 6th

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