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Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Ohio State Buckeyes will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Value City Arena.

In their last action, Illinois was a 78-62 loser at home against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs.

Ohio State lost its last outing, a 68-62 result against Nebraska on January 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite.

Team record: 13-6 SU, 8-8-2 ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 12 of last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road

When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Michigan State are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Ohio State:
Team record: 15-4 SU, 9-9 ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois
is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Illinois

When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Penn State are 9-1
After playing Nebraska are 3-3
After a loss are 6-4

Next up:
Illinois at Indiana, Sunday, January 26
Ohio State home to Penn State, Wednesday, January 29