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Illinois Fighting Illini home to Rebels in NCAAB betting action

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Dec 17, 5:00 PM | United Center

UNLV Rebels vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds


United Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Illinois Fighting Illini and the visiting UNLV Rebels in college hoops action on Saturday.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (United Center).

The Fighting Illini currently sports a 10-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-4 ATS. The Rebels are 10-2 and 5-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Fighting Illini produce a 4-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Rebels have gone 5-5 against the number.

View UNLV vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Fighting Illini sit at No. 111 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rebels sit at No. 39 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Fighting Illini will win this game 83-81.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois's No. 215-rated squad against UNLV's No. 51-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois rates No. 164 in the country with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 46 nationally with 8 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UNLV owns the country's No. 302-rated mark, allowing 79.8 points per game on the highway. Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 181 in scoring at home.

In their last action, UNLV was a 65-54 winner at home against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 17–point spread as favorites. Anthony Marshall scored 20 points leading the Rebels to a 65-54 victory over Texas El Paso at Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday.

In their last action, Illinois was an 80-63 winner at home against Coppin State. They failed to cover the 22.5–point spread as favorites. D.J. Richardson scored 20 points leading the Fighting Illini to an 80-63 victory over Coppin State at University of Illinois Assembly Hall on Sunday.

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Texas El Paso are 2-2
After a win are 7-3

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Coppin State are 3-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Rebels at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
UNLV home to Louisiana-Monroe, Monday, December 19
Illinois home to Cornell, Monday, December 19