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Dartmouth Big Green take on Fighting Illini in NCAA basketball test

Dartmouth Big GreenIllinois Fighting Illini
3-2December 10, 2013, 08:00 | State Farm Center8-1

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Dartmouth when they take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

The Fighting Illini bring a 8-1 record (5-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-2 Big Green, who are 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Illinois go 2-4-1 so far and the Big Green go 0-0-1.

View Dartmouth Big Green vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Fighting Illini as -17.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Fighting Illini sit at No. 20 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Big Green sit at No. 243 on the same chart.

In their last action, Dartmouth was an 80-64 loser on the road against IUPU Fort Wayne. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Big Green endured an 80-64 loss at the hands of the Mastodons on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Connor Boehm at Memorial Coliseum.

Illinois was an 81-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Auburn. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The Fighting Illini got 22 points from Rayvonte Rice as Illinois ran past Auburn 81-62 on Sunday at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois's No. 169-ranked scoring average of 72.33 PPG, against a Big Green defense rated No. 89 and allowing 67.83 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 44.3% to date this season, less than the Big Green shooters have managed so far (47.58% per game).

A few Big Green at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Dartmouth is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Illinois is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Dartmouth home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, December 14th
Illinois at Oregon, Saturday, December 14th