Butler Bulldogs vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Illinois Fighting Illini try to run the Butler Bulldogs off the court at Lahaina Civic Center in college hoops action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Lahaina Civic Center).
The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 3-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Fighting Illini are 2-1 ATS. Butler is 2-1 against the total, while Illinois is 1-1 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 213 (Fighting Illini) and the No. 61 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 90-74 result in favor of the Fighting Illini has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois's No. 92-rated squad against Butler's No. 180-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois rates No. 1 in the country with 11.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 97 nationally with 7.2 per match.
Defensively, Butler features the nation's No. 163-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 52 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Butler was an 82-71 winner on the road against North Carolina. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Butler got 17 points from Rotnei Clarke en route to an 82-71 victory over North Carolina on Tuesday at Lahaina Civic Center.
Last time out for Illinois, they were an 84-61 winner as they battled Chaminade on the road. They covered in the match as a 14.5-point favorite. The battle between the Fighting Illini and Silversword didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Chaminade was handed an 84-61 defeat on Tuesday at Lahaina Civic Center.
Butler home to Hanover, Tuesday, November 27
Illinois home to Gardner-Webb, Sunday, November 25