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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Missouri Tigers Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Missouri Tigers hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the point spread at Scottrade Center against the Illinois Fighting Illini.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Illinois Fighting Illini as -4.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Missouri Tigers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini bring a 7-5 record (4-4-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-5 Tigers, who are 6-4 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Illinois go 5-5 so far and the Missouri Tigers go 6-4.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 108-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 255-rated Missouri Tigers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Missouri Tigers rank No. 235 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 33.2 per game. That compares with Illinois’s No. 233 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois is college basketball's No. 64-ranked team at 8.17 per game, while the Missouri Tigers rate No. 212 with 5.6 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Missouri suffered a 73-59 loss against North Carolina State on Saturday, getting 12 points from Cullen VanLeer in a losing effort at Mizzou Arena.

Malcolm Hill went off for 34 points and added 11 rebounds for good measure, leading Illinois to a 91-79 win over South Dakota on Saturday at State Farm Center.

Betting Trends
  • Missouri is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Missouri is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri's last 5 games
  • Missouri is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Illinois
  • Illinois is 1-3-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Missouri
  • Illinois is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Missouri

Next Betting Matchups

Missouri home to Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Tuesday, December 29th
Illinois at Michigan, Wednesday, December 30th

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