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Postseason NIT - Illinois Fighting Illini visit Alabama Crimson Tide in NCAA College Basketball Betting

Illinois Fighting Illini


Alabama Crimson Tide
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:00 PM ET
Coleman Coliseum

The Alabama Crimson Tide hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Illinois Fighting Illini pay a visit to Coleman Coliseum on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 18-14 and 15-13-2 ATS Alabama Crimson Tide will face the 19-13 Illinois Fighting Illini, who own a 14-15-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Alabama Crimson Tide are 15-13 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Illinois Fighting Illini are 11-17.

The Crimson Tide - Fighting Illini odds would favor the Fighting Illini if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Alabama is rated No. 154 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Illinois is at No. 60.

How Illinois Fighting Illini vs Alabama Crimson Tide Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Illinois is ranked No. 136 in NCAA basketball at 34.31 per game. Contrast that with Alabama's No. 174 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Alabama is the No. 121-ranked team in the country at 6.47 per game, while Illinois rates No. 55 at 7.22 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Fighting Illini endured a 73-55 loss at the hands of the Wolverines on Thursday, despite a 13-point effort from Malcolm Hill at United Center.

Levi Randolph scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Crimson Tide to a win (they lost 69-61 to Florida at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday).