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Grand Canyon Antelopes visit Illinois Fighting Illini in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Grand Canyon Antelopes will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Fighting Illini in Illinois at State Farm Center on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Grand Canyon Antelopes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini sit at 9-5 (6-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Grand Canyon Antelopes are currently 10-4 (1-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Illinois is 3-8 OU, and Grand Canyon is 1-1 OU.

The Illinois Fighting Illini sit at No. 15 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Grand Canyon Antelopes sit at No. 88 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois's No. 50-ranked scoring average of 81.64 PPG, against a Grand Canyon Antelopes defense rated No. 11 and allowing 61.29 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 44.42% to date this season, more than the Grand Canyon Antelopes shooters have managed so far (42.65% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Antelopes and Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Morgan State was handed a 100-74 defeat on Wednesday at Orleans Arena.

Illinois earned a 70-64 victory over Missouri on Saturday, getting 22 points from Trent Frazier at Scottrade Center.

Betting Trends
  • Grand Canyon is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
  • Grand Canyon is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Illinois is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games
  • Illinois is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Grand Canyon at Seattle, Saturday, January 6th
Illinois at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 3rd