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Illinois Fighting Illini Home to Indiana Hoosiers in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Illinois Fighting Illini will try to cover the point spread at State Farm Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Indiana Hoosiers in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Indiana Hoosiers were listed as -8.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Indiana Hoosiers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Illinois Fighting Illini battles the Indiana Hoosiers, currently sitting with a 22-6 mark (14-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 12-12-1 for the Illinois Fighting Illini and 14-14 for the Indiana Hoosiers.

This game puts the Illinois Fighting Illini, most recently No. 239 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Indiana Hoosiers, who rate No. 5 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois has the nation's No. 140-rated offensive output, at 73.19 PPG. The visiting Indiana Hoosiers defense ranks No. 103 allowing on average 69.5 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 42.81% so far, less than the Illinois Hoosiers marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.24% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hoosiers grabbed a 77-73 win over the Boilermakers on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Troy Williams at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Illinois suffered a 69-60 loss against Wisconsin on Sunday, getting 20 points from Malcolm Hill in a losing effort at Kohl Center.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
  • Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Indiana is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games on the road
  • Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 7 games
  • Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana at Iowa, Tuesday, March 1st
Illinois at Minnesota, Sunday, February 28th