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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Missouri Tigers in Battle with Illinois Fighting Illini

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Missouri Tigers try to run the Illinois Fighting Illini off the court at Scottrade Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois Fighting Illini were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Missouri Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Missouri Tigers are 10-2 so far on the season, and 6-5 ATS vs the number. The Illinois Fighting Illini, meanwhile, are 8-5 and 5-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Missouri go 6-5 and the Illinois Fighting Illini go 3-7 on betting totals.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 28-rated Illinois Fighting Illini taking on the No. 6-rated Missouri Tigers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Missouri's No. 36-rated squad against Illinois's No. 102-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Missouri rates No. 29 in the country with 9.83 per game, while their foes tonight, the Illinois Fighting Illini rank No. 155 nationally with 7.46 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois suffered a 74-69 loss against New Mexico State on Saturday, getting 17 points from Leron Black in a losing effort at United Center.

The Tigers got 23 points from Kassius Robertson as Missouri ran past Stephen F. Austin 82-81 on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 7 games
  • Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Missouri
  • Missouri is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Missouri is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Illinois
  • Missouri is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Grand Canyon, Saturday, December 30th
Missouri at South Carolina, Wednesday, January 3rd