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Dec 19, 8:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Cornell Big Red vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on University of Illinois Assembly Hall Monday as host Illinois looks to handle the Cornell Big Red in NCAAB action.

The Fighting Illini sport records of 10-1 and 4-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Big Red have 4-4 and 1-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5 for the Fighting Illini and 1-2 for the Big Red.

View Cornell vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Big Red are listed as 15.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Fighting Illini - Big Red odds would favor the Fighting Illini if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois is rated No. 71 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cornell is at No. 251. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-65 win for the Fighting Illini.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Big Red rank No. 288 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.4 per game. That compares with Illinois’s No. 195 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois is college basketball's No. 162-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Big Red rate No. 29 with 8.5 per game.

Defensively, Cornell features the nation's No. 214-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 226 nationally in scoring at home.

Cornell was an 85-82 winner in their most recent outing at home against Albany. Drew Ferry went off for 26 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Cornell over Albany, 85-82, on Saturday at Newman Arena.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 64-48 loser as they battled UNLV at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Fighting Illini endured a 64-48 loss at the hands of the Rebels on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from D.J. Richardson at United Center.

Cornell Big Red Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Penn State are 0-1
After playing Albany are 1-3
After a win are 4-6

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Missouri are 7-3
After playing UNLV are 1-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Big Red at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cornell's last 7 games on the road
Cornell is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Illinois is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Illinois is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Cornell at Penn State, Wednesday, December 21
Illinois at Missouri, Thursday, December 22