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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Odds and Trends

Illinois Fighting Illini


Iowa Hawkeyes
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:00 PM ET
Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Carver-Hawkeye Arena features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Iowa Hawkeyes and the visiting Illinois Fighting Illini in college hoops betting odds action on Wednesday.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Iowa Hawkeyes Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Illinois Fighting Illini opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes sit at 17-10 (14-12 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Illinois Fighting Illini are currently 17-10 (11-14 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Iowa is 8-13-1 OU, and Illinois is 7-16 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 94-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes and the No. 77-rated Illinois Fighting Illini in this matchup.

How Illinois Fighting Illini vs Iowa Hawkeyes Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa has the nation's No. 98-rated offensive output, at 69.19 PPG. The visiting Illinois Fighting Illini defense ranks No. 78 allowing on average 62.96 PPG. The Hawkeyes FG% has averaged 43.49% so far, more than the Iowa Fighting Illini marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois got 17 points from Malcolm Hill but lost anyway, 60-53, to Michigan State on Sunday at State Farm Center.

The battle between the Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nebraska was handed a 74-46 defeat on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Odds Trends

Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 5 games
Illinois is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Illinois is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Iowa is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
Iowa is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Northwestern, Saturday, February 28th
Iowa at Penn State, Saturday, February 28th