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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes in college hoops odds

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Jan 10, 9:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Buckeyes travelling to Illinois Tuesday to take on the Fighting Illini on Tuesday.

The Buckeyes will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 7-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Fighting Illini are 7-8 ATS. Ohio State is 7-6 against the total, while Illinois is 7-8 versus the number.

View Ohio State vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Illinois opened as 9.5-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Fighting Illini, most recently No. 76 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Buckeyes, who rate No. 3 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 88-73 victory for the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois's No. 197-rated squad against Ohio State's No. 67-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois rates No. 204 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 283 nationally with 4.9 per match.

Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 218 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio State won its last outing, a 76-47 result against Iowa on January 7. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. The Buckeyes blew out Iowa on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 76-47 win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Illinois was a 59-54 winner in its last match at home against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as favorites. Joseph Bertrand scored 25 points for Illinois on Saturday, leading the Fighting Illini to a 59-54 win over Nebraska at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 8-2
After playing Iowa are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Penn State are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Buckeyes at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ohio State's last 8 games on the road
Ohio State is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Ohio State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Ohio State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Illinois is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
Illinois is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games when playing Ohio State
Illinois is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games

Next up:
Ohio State home to Indiana, Sunday, January 15
Illinois at Penn State, Thursday, January 19