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Chicago State CougarsIllinois Fighting Illini
2-3November 22, 2013, 09:00 | State Farm Center4-0

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on State Farm Center Friday as host Illinois looks to handle the Chicago State Cougars in NCAA hoops action.

Supporters of the Cougars have watched them go 2-3 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Fighting Illini are at 4-0 and 2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Fighting Illini are 1-2, while the Cougars have a 0-0 mark.

View Chicago State Cougars vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds and Stats.

The Fighting Illini were listed as -20-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Fighting Illini rated this week at No. 27 and the Cougars sitting at No. 326.

Chicago State lost its last outing, a 79-75 result against Alabama State on November 18. The Cougars got 21 points from Quinton Pippen, but it was Alabama State that prevailed in a 79-75 final on Monday at ASU Acadome.

A few Cougars at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Chicago State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Chicago State is 2-21 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chicago State home to Southern Illinois, Saturday, November 30th
Illinois at UNLV, Tuesday, November 26th