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NCAA Basketball Odds: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats

The Illinois Fighting Illini will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Wildcats in Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Tuesday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Northwestern sat as -6.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Northwestern Wildcats are 18-5 overall and 15-6 ATS, while the Illinois Fighting Illini are 13-11 and 10-13 ATS. As for the betting totals, Northwestern boasts a 7-13-1 on the OU, and Illinois is 10-13.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 47-rated Northwestern Wildcats and the No. 193-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northwestern's No. 54-rated squad against Illinois's No. 135-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northwestern rates No. 110 in the country with 7.83 per game, while their foes tonight, the Illinois Fighting Illini rank No. 158 nationally with 7.12 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Fighting Illini got 16 points from Kipper Nichols, but it was Minnesota that prevailed in a 68-59 final on Saturday at State Farm Center.

The Wildcats were hammered by Purdue on Wednesday, losing by a 80-59 final at Mackey Arena in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 5 games
  • Illinois is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Northwestern is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 6 games
  • Northwestern is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Penn State, Saturday, February 11th
Northwestern at Wisconsin, Sunday, February 12th