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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

State Farm Center will host Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Illinois sat as -4-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini sit at 9-8 (6-6-3 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are currently 10-8 (8-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Illinois is 8-7 OU, and Nebraska is 10-5 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 127-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 82-rated Nebraska Cornhuskers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois has the nation's No. 125-rated offensive output, at 74.88 PPG. The visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers defense ranks No. 70 allowing on average 66.89 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 44.29% so far, less than the Illinois Cornhuskers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.68% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nebraska cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Minnesota out of the gym and running up a 84-59 score at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Malcolm Hill scored 30 points leading the Fighting Illini to a 84-70 victory over Purdue at State Farm Center on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 5 games
  • Nebraska is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Nebraska is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nebraska's last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois is 3-5-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Illinois is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 7 games
  • Illinois is 2-4-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska at Michigan State, Wednesday, January 20th
Illinois at Indiana, Tuesday, January 19th

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