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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Indiana Hoosiers Preview

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March 5, 12:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Indiana Hoosiers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds

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The Illinois Fighting Illini will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Indiana Hoosiers at University of Illinois Assembly Hall on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Fighting Illini are 18-12 so far on the season, and 14-13-1 ATS vs. the number. The Hoosiers, meanwhile, are 12-18 and 9-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois go 15-12 and the Hoosiers go 12-11 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Illinois opened as 10.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Fighting Illini - Hoosiers odds would favor the Fighting Illini if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Indiana is at No. 169. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-72 win for the Fighting Illini.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hoosiers is ranked No. 256 in NCAA hoops at 33.3 per game. Contrast that with Illinois’s No. 184 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois is the No. 108-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Indiana rates No. 185 at 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Indiana features the nation's No. 324-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.5 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 98 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Indiana was a 77-67 loser at home against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. Indiana got 18 points from Verdell Jones III but lost anyway, 77-67, to Wisconsin on Thursday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

In their last action, Illinois was a 75-67 loser on the road against Purdue. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs. The Fighting Illini endured a 75-67 loss at the hands of the Boilermakers on Tuesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Demetri McCamey at Mackey Arena.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Wisconsin are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Purdue are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Hoosiers at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Indiana is 7-17 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Indiana is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Illinois is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Indiana
Illinois is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games when playing Indiana