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Big Ten Tournament - Illinois Fighting Illini visit Indiana Hoosiers in college basketball clash

Illinois Fighting IlliniIndiana Hoosiers
March 15, 12:00 PM | United Center

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds

22-11TEAM RECORD26-5

The Indiana Hoosiers will hit the floor running against the visiting Illinois Fighting Illini Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This is a conference playoff game in the Big Ten Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (United Center).

This season, the Hoosiers are 26-5 overall and 16-13 ATS ATS, while the Fighting Illini are 22-11 and 13-17 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Indiana boasts a 12-14-1 on the OU, and Illinois is 11-18.

View Illinois vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 88-rated Illinois taking on the No. 2-rated Hoosiers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 88-74 win for the Hoosiers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 2 nationally ranked offense (80.8 points per game) against a Fighting Illini defense that sits as the No. 132 at 64.8 PPG. The Hoosiers have been averaging 48.8% from the field, more than the Fighting Illini have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Illinois owns the country's No. 73-rated mark, allowing 65.1 points per game on the highway. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Illinois was a 51-49 winner in its last match at home against Minnesota. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Brandon Paul went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Illinois over Minnesota, 51-49, on Thursday at United Center.

Indiana won its last outing, a 72-71 result against Michigan on March 10. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Indiana got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Cody Zeller en route to a 72-71 victory over Michigan on Sunday at Crisler Arena.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Michigan are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Fighting Illini at Hoosiers trends to consider:
Indiana is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games
Indiana is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Illinois