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Ohio State Buckeyes Favored by -8 Point Spread Against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Ohio State Buckeyes try to run the Illinois Fighting Illini off the court at Value City Arena in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Illinois Fighting Illini before tip-off in this one found them as 8-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Ohio State Buckeyes battles the Illinois Fighting Illini, currently sitting with a 8-6 mark (4-5-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 5-9 for the Ohio State Buckeyes and 6-6 for the Illinois Fighting Illini.

The Buckeyes - Fighting Illini odds would favor the Buckeyes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ohio State is rated No. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Illinois is at No. 127.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Illinois is ranked No. 238 in NCAA basketball at 32.86 per game. Contrast that with Ohio State's No. 72 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio State is the No. 129-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Illinois rates No. 63 at 8.29 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois suffered a 78-68 loss against Michigan on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Kendrick Nunn in a losing effort at State Farm Center.

The Buckeyes got 20 points from Marc Loving as Ohio State ran past Minnesota 78-63 on Wednesday at Value City Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 1-4-3 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Illinois is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 7 games
  • Ohio State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois at Michigan State, Thursday, January 7th
Ohio State at Northwestern, Wednesday, January 6th