Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers Preview

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Feb 13, 9:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds

12-12TEAM RECORD17-8

Purdue travels to Illinois on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 12-12 record with a victory over the Fighting Illini.

The Fighting Illini sit at 17-8 (10-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Boilermakers are currently 12-12 (10-13-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Illinois is 9-12 OU, and Purdue is 12-12 OU.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Fighting Illini in this one found them listed as 7-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Boilermakers was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Fighting Illini - Boilermakers odds would favor the Boilermakers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois is rated No. 88 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Purdue is at No. 66. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-68 win for the Fighting Illini.


How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois's No. 216-rated squad against Purdue's No. 15-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois rates No. 28 in the country with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 333 nationally with 4 per match.

Defensively, Purdue features the nation's No. 48-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.9 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 135 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Purdue, they were a 78-65 loser as they battled Michigan State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Boilermakers endured a 78-65 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Terone Johnson at Mackey Arena.

Illinois won its last outing, a 57-53 result against Minnesota on February 10. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Tyler Griffey scored 16 points leading the Fighting Illini to a 57-53 victory over Minnesota at Williams Arena on Sunday.

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 7-3
After playing Michigan State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Northwestern are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Boilermakers at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Purdue is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 7 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Purdue is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Illinois's last 13 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 7 games when playing at home against Purdue
Illinois is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Purdue at Indiana, Saturday, February 16
Illinois at Northwestern, Sunday, February 17