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Illinois favored by 10.5 against Indiana on Saturday

Indiana HoosiersIllinois Fighting Illini
March 5, 12:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Indiana Hoosiers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Illinois vs Indiana battle Saturday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall as the Fighting Illini look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Fighting Illini currently sports a 18-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-13-1 ATS. The Hoosiers are 12-18 and 9-14 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Fighting Illini produce a 15-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hoosiers have gone 12-11 against the number.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Fighting Illini as 10.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Fighting Illini - Hoosiers odds would favor the Fighting Illini if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Indiana is at No. 169. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-72 win for the Fighting Illini.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hoosiers rank No. 256 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.3 per game. That compares with Illinois’s No. 184 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois is college basketball's No. 108-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Hoosiers rate No. 185 with 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Indiana features the nation's No. 324-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.5 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 98 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Indiana was a 77-67 loser at home against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. Indiana got 18 points from Verdell Jones III but lost anyway, 77-67, to Wisconsin on Thursday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

In their last action, Illinois was a 75-67 loser on the road against Purdue. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs. The Fighting Illini endured a 75-67 loss at the hands of the Boilermakers on Tuesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Demetri McCamey at Mackey Arena.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Wisconsin are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Purdue are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Hoosiers at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Indiana is 7-17 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Indiana is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Illinois is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Indiana
Illinois is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games when playing Indiana