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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Oregon Ducks Underdogs vs Illinois Fighting Illini

Oregon Ducks

vs

Illinois Fighting Illini
Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:00 PM ET
State Farm Center

Oregon Ducks will go to the free throw line vs Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, hoping to boost its 5-3 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Oregon Ducks vs Illinois Fighting Illini Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Oregon Ducks opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Oregon Ducks vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-2 so far on the season, and 4-3 ATS vs the number. The Oregon Ducks, meanwhile, are 5-3 and 4-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois go 2-3 and the Oregon Ducks go 2-4 on betting totals.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 40-rated Oregon Ducks in this matchup.

How Oregon Ducks vs Illinois Fighting Illini Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois's No. 18-ranked scoring average of 81.11 PPG, against a Oregon Ducks defense rated No. 178 and allowing 68.38 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 45.55% to date this season, more than the Oregon Ducks shooters have managed so far (44.87% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Ducks endured a 79-73 loss at the hands of the Rebels on Sunday, despite a 21-point effort from Dillon Brooks at Matthew Knight Arena.

The Fighting Illini got 20 points from Malcolm Hill, but it was Villanova that prevailed in a 73-59 final on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Oregon Ducks vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Odds Trends

Oregon is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Oregon is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Oregon is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Illinois is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oregon home to CS Northridge, Wednesday, December 17th
Illinois at Hampton, Wednesday, December 17th

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