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Illinois Fighting Illini Face the Maryland Terrapins: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Illinois Fighting Illini hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the point spread at Xfinity Center against the Maryland Terrapins.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Maryland Terrapins in this one found them listed as -14.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Fighting Illini was expected to move the line.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Maryland Terrapins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Maryland Terrapins currently sport a 23-6 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-15-2 ATS. The Illinois Fighting Illini are 13-16 and 12-12-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Maryland Terrapins produce a 12-16-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Illinois Fighting Illini have gone 13-13-1 against the totals betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 195-rated Illinois Fighting Illini taking on the No. 173-rated Maryland Terrapins in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Illinois is ranked No. 250 in NCAA basketball at 31.76 per game. Contrast that with Maryland's No. 158 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Maryland is the No. 124-ranked team in the country at 7.21 per game, while Illinois rates No. 58 at 8.28 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois got 25 points from Kendrick Nunn en route to a 84-71 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at State Farm Center.

The Terrapins endured a 83-79 loss at the hands of the Boilermakers on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Melo Trimble at Mackey Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games
  • Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Maryland is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
  • Maryland is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • Maryland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Illinois
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Maryland's last 6 games when playing Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois at Penn State, Sunday, March 6th
Maryland at Indiana, Sunday, March 6th