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Illinois Fighting Illini take on Buckeyes in college basketball test

Illinois Fighting IlliniOhio State Buckeyes
Feb 22, 7:00 PM | Value City Arena

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the Ohio State Buckeyes try to run the Fighting Illini off the court at Value City Arena in college hoops action.

This season, the Buckeyes are 25-2 overall and 11-13 ATS ATS, while the Fighting Illini are 17-10 and 12-12-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Ohio State boasts a 13-11 on the OU, and Illinois is 12-12.

View Illinois vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Ohio State opened as 10.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 24-rated Illinois taking on the No. 22-rated Buckeyes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 86-75 win for the Buckeyes on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio State has the nation's No. 33-rated offensive output, at 76.6 PPG. The visiting Fighting Illini defense ranks No. 81 allowing on average 64.7 PPG. The Buckeyes FG% has averaged 49.1% so far, more than the Fighting Illini marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.

Defensively, Illinois features the nation's No. 63-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 61-57 loser as they battled Michigan State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Illinois got 15 points from Demetri McCamey but lost anyway, 61-57, to Michigan State on Saturday at Breslin Center.

Ohio State was a 76-63 loser in its last match on the road against Purdue. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs. Ohio State got 25 points from Jared Sullinger on the way to a 76-63 loss against Purdue on Sunday at Mackey Arena.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Iowa are 4-6
After playing Michigan State are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 8-2
After playing Purdue are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few Fighting Illini at Buckeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 7 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games on the road
Illinois is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Illinois is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
Ohio State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Illinois
Ohio State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Illinois

Next up:
Illinois home to Iowa, Saturday, February 26
Ohio State home to Indiana, Sunday, February 27

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