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Postseason NIT - Central Florida Knights vs Illinois Fighting Illini Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Central Florida Knights hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Illinois Fighting Illini pay a visit to CFE Arena on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois Fighting Illini were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Central Florida Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Illinois Fighting Illini have watched them go 20-14 and 17-16 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Central Florida Knights are at 23-11 and 16-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Central Florida Knights are 15-14, while the Illinois Fighting Illini have a 13-20 mark.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 101 (Central Florida) and the No. 161 (Illinois) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Central Florida's No. 231-ranked scoring average of 67.44 PPG, against a Illinois Fighting Illini defense rated No. 72 and allowing 69.09 PPG. The Central Florida Knights FG% has averaged 43.75% to date this season, less than the Illinois Fighting Illini shooters have managed so far (44.92% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Fighting Illini got 18 points from Tracy Abrams as Illinois ran past Boise State 71-56 on Monday at State Farm Center.

The Knights got 22 points from B.J. Taylor as Central Florida ran past Illinois State 63-62 on Monday at Redbird Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Illinois is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Illinois's last 15 games
  • Illinois is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Central Florida is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Central Florida is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Central Florida is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home