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Purdue Boilermakers visit Illinois Fighting Illini in NCAAB hoops battle

Purdue BoilermakersIllinois Fighting Illini
Feb 15, 8:30 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Illinois Fighting Illini try to run the Boilermakers off the court at University of Illinois Assembly Hall in college hoops action.

Supporters of the Boilermakers have watched them go 16-9 and 12-11 ATS on the year, while the Fighting Illini are at 16-9 and 9-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Fighting Illini are 13-10, while the Boilermakers have a 13-10 mark.

View Purdue vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Fighting Illini as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Fighting Illini - Boilermakers odds would favor the Boilermakers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois is rated No. 124 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Purdue is at No. 109. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-71 win for the Boilermakers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois's No. 200-ranked scoring average of 66.8 PPG, against a Boilermakers defense rated No. 119 and allowing 65 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 44.9% to date this season, more than the Boilermakers shooters have managed so far (43.3% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Purdue owns the country's No. 236-rated mark, allowing 72.5 points per game on the highway. Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 233 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Purdue was an 87-77 winner at home against Northwestern. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Purdue got 27 points from Robbie Hummel en route to an 87-77 victory over Northwestern on Sunday at Mackey Arena.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 70-61 loser as they battled Michigan on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. Illinois got 21 points from Brandon Paul but lost anyway, 70-61, to Michigan on Sunday at Crisler Arena.

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Michigan State are 8-2
After playing Northwestern are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Nebraska are 1-0
After playing Michigan are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Boilermakers at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 7 games on the road
Purdue is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 5 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 6 games when playing at home against Purdue
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 6 games
Illinois is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Purdue home to Michigan State, Sunday, February 19
Illinois at Nebraska, Saturday, February 18

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