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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Odds and Trends

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will be trying to slam the Illinois Fighting Illini on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Louis Brown Athletic Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as 6.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights bring a 6-16 record (8-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-12 Fighting Illini, who are 7-10-3 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Rutgers go 11-7 so far and the Illinois Fighting Illini go 10-9-1.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 329-rated Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the No. 260-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rutgers's No. 224-ranked scoring average of 67.09 PPG, against a Illinois Fighting Illini defense rated No. 200 and allowing 75.09 PPG. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights FG% has averaged 41.75% to date this season, less than the Illinois Fighting Illini shooters have managed so far (43.11% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Malcolm Hill scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Fighting Illini to a win (they lost 63-55 to Wisconsin at State Farm Center on Sunday).

The Scarlet Knights were hammered by Michigan State on Sunday, losing by a 96-62 final at Breslin Center in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Rutgers's last 10 games
  • Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Iowa, Sunday, February 7th
Rutgers at Nebraska, Saturday, February 6th

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