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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Missouri Tigers Betting Matchup Report

Missouri TigersIllinois Fighting Illini
10-0December 21, 2013, 05:30 | Scottrade Center9-2



Missouri travels to Illinois on Saturday, hoping to boost its 10-0 record with a victory over the Fighting Illini.

The Fighting Illini sit at 9-2 (5-4-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Tigers are currently 10-0 (4-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Illinois is 3-5-1 OU, and Missouri is 3-5 OU.

View Missouri Tigers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Illinois Fighting Illini as 1.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Fighting Illini and the No. 43-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Last time out for Missouri, they were a 66-60 winner as they battled Western Michigan at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 15.5-point favorite. Missouri got 15 points from Jabari Brown en route to a 66-60 victory over Western Michigan on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

In their last action, Illinois was a 71-64 loser on the road against Oregon. They earned a push of the 7-point spread as underdogs. Illinois got 16 points from Rayvonte Rice but lost anyway, 71-64, to Oregon on Saturday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois has the nation's No. 181-rated offensive output, at 71.55 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 56 allowing on average 65.8 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 44.78% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.72% per game.

A few Tigers at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Missouri is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Missouri is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois
Missouri is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Illinois
Illinois is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Illinois is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Illinois is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Missouri
Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Missouri


Next up:
Missouri at North Carolina State, Saturday, December 28th
Illinois at Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, December 28th

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