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Nebraska Cornhuskers host Illinois Fighting Illini in college basketball action

Illinois Fighting IlliniNebraska Cornhuskers
14-10February 12, 2014, 09:00 | Pinnacle Bank Arena12-10



Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Nebraska Cornhuskers try to run the Illinois Fighting Illini off the court at Pinnacle Bank Arena in college hoops action.

Supporters of the Fighting Illini have watched them go 14-10 and 10-11-2 ATS on the year, while the Cornhuskers are at 12-10 and 13-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Cornhuskers are 9-11-1, while the Fighting Illini have a 9-12-1 mark.

View Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

The Fighting Illini were listed as 3-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Cornhuskers - Fighting Illini odds would favor the Cornhuskers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nebraska is rated No. 221 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Illinois is at No. 241.

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In their last action, Illinois was a 60-55 winner on the road against Penn State. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Fighting Illini grabbed a 60-55 win over the Nittany Lions on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Kendrick Nunn at Bryce Jordan Center.

Nebraska won its last outing, a 53-49 result against Northwestern on February 8. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. Nebraska got 17 points from Terran Petteway en route to a 53-49 victory over Northwestern on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nebraska's No. 215-ranked offense, averaging 67.14 PPG, against a Fighting Illini defense that ranks No. 32 at 64.17 PPG. The Cornhuskers field goal percentage has averaged 42.71% so far, more than the Fighting Illini marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.21% per game.

A few Fighting Illini at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Illinois is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Illinois is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games on the road
Nebraska is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Nebraska is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Nebraska's last 7 games
Nebraska is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Illinois home to Ohio State, Saturday, February 15th
Nebraska at Michigan State, Sunday, February 16th

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