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College Basketball Matchup - Oregon Ducks Illinois Fighting Illini Odds Preview

Illinois Fighting IlliniOregon Ducks
9-1December 14, 2013, 09:00 | Moda Center at the Rose Quarter8-0

Oregon will look to improve on its 8-0 record on Saturday when they host Illinois in NCAA basketball odds action at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter.

Supporters of the Fighting Illini have watched them go 9-1 and 5-4 ATS on the year, while the Ducks are at 8-0 and 6-0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Ducks are 6-0, while the Fighting Illini have a 3-4-1 mark.

View Illinois Fighting Illini vs Oregon Ducks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Ducks in this one found them listed as -5.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Fighting Illini was expected to move the line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 20-rated Illinois taking on the No. 4-rated Ducks in this contest.

Illinois won its last outing, a 72-65 result against Dartmouth on December 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 16-point favorite. Illinois got 13 points from Rayvonte Rice en route to a 72-65 victory over Dartmouth on Tuesday at State Farm Center.

Oregon was a 115-105 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Oregon scored early and often on Sunday, sprinting to a lead and going past the 100-point plateau with a 115-105 win over Mississippi.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Fighting Illini is ranked No. 76 in NCAA hoops at 38.4 per game. Contrast that with Oregon’s No. 153 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Oregon is the No. 42-ranked team in the country at 7.88 per game, while Illinois rates No. 92 at 6.8 per game.

A few Fighting Illini at Ducks trends to consider:
Illinois is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Oregon is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Illinois at Missouri, Saturday, December 21st
Oregon at UC Irvine, Tuesday, December 17th