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Nebraska CornhuskersIllinois Fighting Illini
16-10February 26, 2014, 09:00 | State Farm Center15-12

Illinois looks to cover the Fighting Illini-Cornhuskers pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 15-12 mark when they host Nebraska in college basketball wagering action.

The Fighting Illini are 15-12 so far on the season, and 11-13-2 ATS vs. the number. The Cornhuskers, meanwhile, are 16-10 and 17-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois go 9-15-1 and the Cornhuskers go 10-15 on the totals.

View Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Nebraska before tip-off in this one found them as 4-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Fighting Illini rated this week at No. 258 and the Cornhuskers sitting at No. 116.

Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 76-57 winner as they battled Purdue at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Nebraska got 29 points from Terran Petteway en route to a 76-57 victory over Purdue on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Illinois was a 62-49 winner in its last match on the road against Minnesota. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Illinois earned a 62-49 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Kendrick Nunn at Williams Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois's No. 222-ranked scoring average of 65.7 PPG, against a Cornhuskers defense rated No. 47 and allowing 65.58 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 40.65% to date this season, less than the Cornhuskers shooters have managed so far (42.69% per game).

Next up:
Nebraska home to Northwestern, Saturday, March 1st
Illinois at Michigan State, Saturday, March 1st