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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Illinois Fighting Illini Over Iowa Hawkeyes

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Illinois and Iowa on Wednesday, with the host Fighting Illini trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Iowa Hawkeyes were listed as 5.5-point underdogs 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 are 12-8 so far on the season, and 9-10 ATS vs the number. The Iowa Hawkeyes, meanwhile, are 11-9 and 6-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois go 10-9 and the Iowa Hawkeyes go 8-8-1 on betting totals.

This game puts the Illinois Fighting Illini, most recently No. 193 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Iowa Hawkeyes, who rate No. 162 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Iowa Hawkeyes rank No. 28 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 39.6 per game. That compares with Illinois’s No. 165 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois is college basketball's No. 148-ranked team at 7.25 per game, while the Iowa Hawkeyes rate No. 72 with 8.4 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Peter Jok scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawkeyes to a win (they lost 84-76 to Maryland at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday).

Illinois suffered a 66-57 loss against Michigan on Saturday, getting 16 points from Malcolm Hill in a losing effort at Crisler Center.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Iowa is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games
  • Iowa is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois's last 8 games
  • Illinois is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to Ohio State, Saturday, January 28th
Illinois at Penn State, Saturday, January 28th

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