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NCAA Basketball Odds: Austin Peay Governors vs Illinois Fighting Illini

Austin Peay Governors will go to the free throw line vs Illinois Fighting Illini on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 4-4 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Illinois Fighting Illini to cover the point spread in this one found them as -17-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Austin Peay Governors vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 6-3 and 4-2 ATS Illinois Fighting Illini will face the 4-4 Austin Peay Governors, who own a 3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-4 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Austin Peay Governors are 2-2.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Illinois Fighting Illini rated this week at No. 54 and the Austin Peay Governors sitting at No. 304.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois's No. 27-ranked scoring average of 86.71 PPG, against a Austin Peay Governors defense rated No. 136 and allowing 70.86 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 44.67% to date this season, less than the Austin Peay Governors shooters have managed so far (47.52% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Governors blew out Alabama A&M on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 67-47 win at Winfield Dunn Center.

The Fighting Illini got 18 points from Leron Black, but it was Maryland that prevailed in a 92-91 final on Sunday at State Farm Center.

Betting Trends
  • Austin Peay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Austin Peay is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Illinois is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Illinois is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Austin Peay at Evansville, Saturday, December 16th
Illinois at UNLV, Sunday, December 10th