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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Purdue Boilermakers in Battle with Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini

vs

Purdue Boilermakers
Saturday, March 07, 2015 4:30 PM ET
Mackey Arena

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Illinois Fighting Illini taking on the Purdue Boilermakers Saturday.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the Illinois Fighting Illini before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Purdue Boilermakers bring a 19-11 record (20-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-11 Fighting Illini, who are 13-14-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Purdue go 10-15 so far and the Illinois Fighting Illini go 10-16.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 112 (Purdue) and the No. 44 (Illinois) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers Stats Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Illinois Fighting Illini rank No. 137 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 34.33 per game. That compares with Purdue’s No. 57 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Purdue is college basketball's No. 177-ranked team at 5.73 per game, while the Illinois Fighting Illini rate No. 40 with 7.53 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois got 23 points from Rayvonte Rice en route to a 69-57 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday at State Farm Center.

Purdue got 16 points from Kendall Stephens but lost anyway, 72-66, to Michigan State on Wednesday at Breslin Center.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers Betting Odds Trends

Illinois is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois's last 9 games
Illinois is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Illinois is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Purdue is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games
Purdue is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Purdue's last 17 games
Purdue is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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