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Indiana Hoosiers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Matchup Report

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Feb 9, 8:00 PM | Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Fighting Illini travelling to Indiana Thursday to take on the Hoosiers on Thursday.

The Hoosiers sit at 18-6 (12-6-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Fighting Illini are currently 16-7 (9-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Indiana is 11-7-1 OU, and Illinois is 11-10 OU.

View Illinois vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hoosiers are listed as 8-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hoosiers rated this week at No. 33 and the Fighting Illini sitting at No. 88. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 81-74 result in favor of the Hoosiers.


How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Indiana's No. 19-ranked scoring average of 78.5 PPG, against a Fighting Illini defense rated No. 46 and allowing 61.3 PPG. The Hoosiers FG% has averaged 49.5% to date this season, more than the Fighting Illini shooters have managed so far (44.9% per game).

Defensively, Illinois features the nation's No. 68-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 74-70 loser as they battled Northwestern at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Fighting Illini endured a 74-70 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Sunday, despite a 22-point effort from Brandon Paul at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Indiana was a 78-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Purdue. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Victor Oladipo scored 23 points leading the Hoosiers to a 78-61 victory over Purdue at Mackey Arena on Saturday.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Michigan are 4-6
After playing Northwestern are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Northwestern are 2-8
After playing Purdue are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Fighting Illini at Hoosiers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Illinois is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois
Indiana is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games

Next up:
Illinois at Michigan, Sunday, February 12
Indiana home to Northwestern, Wednesday, February 15