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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Indiana Hoosiers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Indiana HoosiersIllinois Fighting Illini
Feb 7, 7:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Indiana Hoosiers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Illinois vs Indiana battle Thursday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall as the Fighting Illini look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Fighting Illini are 15-8 overall and 8-12 ATS ATS, while the Hoosiers are 20-2 and 11-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Illinois boasts a 9-10 on the OU, and Indiana is 9-8-1.

View Indiana vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Fighting Illini in this one found them listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Hoosiers was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 85 (Fighting Illini) and the No. 2 (Hoosiers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 94-76 result in favor of the Hoosiers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hoosiers rank No. 15 in NCAA Division 1 with 40.2 per game. That compares with Illinois’s No. 182 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois is college basketball's No. 35-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the Hoosiers rate No. 52 with 7.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Indiana owns the country's No. 89-rated mark, allowing 65.8 points per game on the highway. Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 139 in scoring at home.

Indiana won its last outing, an 81-73 result against Michigan on February 2. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Cody Zeller scored 19 points leading the Hoosiers to an 81-73 victory over Michigan at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall on Saturday.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 74-68 loser as they battled Wisconsin at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. The Fighting Illini got 17 points from Joseph Bertrand, but it was Wisconsin that prevailed in a 74-68 final on Sunday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Ohio State are 3-7
After playing Michigan are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Wisconsin are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

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

Next up:
Indiana at Ohio State, Sunday, February 10
Illinois at Minnesota, Sunday, February 10