Postseason NIT - Boston University Illinois Betting Preview

Illinois Fighting Illini Boston University Terriers
19-14 March 19, 2014, 07:00 | Case Gymnasium 24-10

Case Gymnasium will host Boston University Terriers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Postseason NIT basketball betting action.

Illinois was slight 1.5-point favorites over BU at Bovada while the total was 125.5 at BetDSI.

Boston University battles the Fighting Illini, currently sitting with a 19-14 mark (16-14-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-8 for the Terriers and 11-19-1 for the Fighting Illini.

View Illinois Fighting Illini vs Boston University Terriers Odds and Stats.

The Terriers - Fighting Illini odds would favor the Terriers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston University is rated No. 72 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Illinois is at No. 99.

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Illinois lost its last outing, a 64-63 result against Michigan on March 14. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Illinois suffered a 64-63 loss against Michigan on Friday, getting 11 points from Tracy Abrams in a losing effort at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Boston University lost its last outing, a 55-36 result against American on March 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Boston University got 11 points from Maurice Watson Jr. but lost anyway, 55-36, to American on Wednesday at Case Gymnasium.

A few Fighting Illini at Terriers trends to consider:
Illinois is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Illinois is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Illinois is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Illinois's last 10 games