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Big Ten Tournament - Illinois Fighting Illini Visit Purdue Boilermakers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers battle Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse as the Boilermakers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Purdue Boilermakers betting line as -10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Purdue Boilermakers sit at 24-7 (15-11-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Illinois Fighting Illini are currently 15-18 (14-14-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Purdue is 14-13 OU, and Illinois is 15-15-1 OU.

This game puts the Purdue Boilermakers, most recently No. 108 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Illinois Fighting Illini, who rate No. 159 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Purdue's No. 10-rated squad against Illinois's No. 250-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Purdue rates No. 86 in the country with 7.71 per game, while their foes tonight, the Illinois Fighting Illini rank No. 55 nationally with 8.27 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Fighting Illini got 17 points from Jalen Coleman-Lands as Illinois ran past Iowa 68-66 on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Boilermakers got 27 points from Caleb Swanigan as Purdue ran past Wisconsin 91-80 on Sunday at Mackey Arena.

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