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NCAAB Betting: Iowa at Illinois

Iowa has shown it's the real deal this season and have won 11 of their last 12 games ahead of Sunday's contest with Illinois to earn the No. 7 national ranking in college hoops. That success has translated to the betting window as well, as the Hawkeyes are 7-4 ATS during that span.

Shark Bites
  • The Fighting Illini are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win.
  • The Hawkeyes are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the schools.
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Hawkeyes last 5 Sunday games.

The Fighting Illini haven't put up much of a fight in this series, however, as Iowa has taken four out of the previous five matchups between the schools. The Hawkeyes is 15-1 in its last 16 against the Big Ten dating back to last season, with eight of those decided by double-digits.

Illinois is a team that's starting to become known for making their fans and bettors sweat. Three of the team's last four games have gone to overtime, with the Fighting Illini going 2-1 SU and ATS in the nail-biting tilts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Iowa Hawkeyes were listed as -11-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini sport a record of 11-12 and 8-10-3 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Iowa Hawkeyes have 18-4 and 13-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-9-1 for the Illinois Fighting Illini and 11-9-1 for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 268-rated Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 12-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois's No. 239-rated squad against Iowa's No. 68-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois rates No. 60 in the country with 8.17 per game, while their foes tonight, the Iowa Hawkeyes rank No. 30 nationally with 8.82 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hawkeyes blew out Penn State on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 73-49 win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Malcolm Hill poured in a team-high 32 points for Illinois on Wednesday, as they defeated Rutgers 110-101 at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Iowa is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games
  • Iowa is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Illinois
  • Illinois is 5-9-3 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Illinois is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Illinois is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa at Indiana, Thursday, February 11th
Illinois at Northwestern, Saturday, February 13th

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