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Nebraska Cornhuskers visit Illinois Fighting Illini in college basketball clash

Nebraska CornhuskersIllinois Fighting Illini
March 2, 5:15 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds

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University of Illinois Assembly Hall features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Illinois Fighting Illini and the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Fighting Illini currently sports a 20-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-14 ATS. The Cornhuskers are 13-15 and 13-12-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Fighting Illini produce a 10-15 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cornhuskers have gone 12-12 against the number.

View Nebraska vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cornhuskers were listed as 13.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 206-rated Nebraska taking on the No. 72-rated Fighting Illini in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-60 win for the Fighting Illini on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Illinois's No. 98-ranked offense, averaging 70.8 PPG, against a Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 95 at 63.2 PPG. The Fighting Illini field goal percentage has averaged 42.7% so far, more than the Cornhuskers marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.

Defensively, Nebraska features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 137 nationally in scoring at home.

Nebraska was a 77-46 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cornhuskers were hammered by Wisconsin on Tuesday, losing by a 77-46 final at Kohl Center in college basketball betting action.

Illinois lost its last outing, a 71-58 result against Michigan on February 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. Illinois suffered a 71-58 loss against Michigan on Sunday, getting 10 points from Brandon Paul in a losing effort at Crisler Arena.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Wisconsin are 2-2
After a loss are 4-6

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Iowa are 2-8
After playing Michigan are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cornhuskers at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 5 games on the road
Nebraska is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Nebraska is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 6 games
Illinois is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Nebraska home to Minnesota, Wednesday, March 6
Illinois at Iowa, Tuesday, March 5