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Northwestern Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini NCAA College Hoops Odds

Northwestern Wildcats

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Illinois Fighting Illini
Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:00 PM ET
State Farm Center

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on State Farm Center Saturday as the Illinois Fighting Illini look to beat the odds vs the Northwestern Wildcats in NCAA hoops betting action.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Illinois Fighting Illini to cover the point spread in this one found them as -7-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Illinois Fighting Illini are 17-11 overall and 11-14-1 ATS, while the Northwestern Wildcats are 14-14 and 17-9 ATS. As for the betting totals, Illinois boasts a 8-16 on the OU, and Northwestern is 13-9-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Illinois Fighting Illini rated this week at No. 83 and the Northwestern Wildcats sitting at No. 207.

How Northwestern Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini Stats Matchup

The game also pits Illinois's No. 82-ranked offense, averaging 69.82 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 73 at 62.93 PPG. The Fighting Illini field goal percentage has averaged 41.79% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.55% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northwestern earned a 72-65 victory over Indiana on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Tre Demps at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

The Fighting Illini endured a 68-60 loss at the hands of the Hawkeyes on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from Rayvonte Rice at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Odds Trends

Northwestern is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Northwestern is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Northwestern is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois's last 7 games
Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 5 games at home
Illinois is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Northwestern

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Michigan, Tuesday, March 3rd
Illinois at Nebraska, Wednesday, March 4th

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