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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Lipscomb Bison Betting Preview

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Nov 17, 9:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Lipscomb Bison vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds


The Illinois Fighting Illini host Lipscomb on Thursday, looking to build on their 2-0 mark against the 1-1 Bison in college hoops action at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Illinois battles the Bison, currently sitting with a 1-1 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-2 for the Fighting Illini and 0-0 for the Bison.

View Lipscomb vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Fighting Illini at No. 28 and the Bison at No. 100 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-84 result in favor of the Bison.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Illinois's No. 215 nationally ranked offense (66.5 points per game) against a Bison defense that sits as the No. 134 at 63.5 PPG. The Fighting Illini have been averaging 44.5% from the field, less than the Bison have managed so far this season (50.4% on average).

Defensively, Lipscomb features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 215 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Lipscomb was a 74-71 loser at home against Gardner-Webb. The Bison endured a 74-71 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Sunday, despite a 22-point effort from Zavion Williams at Allen Arena.

Illinois was a 66-46 winner in their most recent outing at home against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 34–point spread as favorites. Illinois cruised to victory on Monday, running SIU Edwardsville out of the gym and running up a 66-46 score at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 1-0
After a win are 2-8

A few Bison at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games at home
Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Lipscomb at Illinois State, Saturday, November 19
Illinois home to Richmond, Tuesday, November 22