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Indiana Hoosiers vs Fighting Illini College Hoops Game Preview

Indiana HoosiersIllinois Fighting Illini
10-3December 31, 2013, 03:00 | State Farm Center11-2

The Illinois Fighting Illini will hit the floor running against the visiting Indiana Hoosiers Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Fighting Illini sit at 11-2 (7-4-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hoosiers are currently 10-3 (6-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Illinois is 4-6-1 OU, and Indiana is 6-6 OU.

View Indiana Hoosiers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Illinois Fighting Illini as -2-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Fighting Illini at No. 28 and the Hoosiers at No. 20 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 90-66 winner as they battled Kennesaw State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 28.5-point favorite. Indiana cruised to victory on Sunday, running Kennesaw State out of the gym and running up a 90-66 score at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 74-60 winner as they battled Illinois-Chicago on the road. They covered in the match as a 12-point favorite. Kelsey Barlow scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Flames to a win (they lost 74-60 to Illinois at United Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Illinois's No. 177-ranked offense, averaging 71.23 PPG, against a Hoosiers defense that ranks No. 81 at 66.77 PPG. The Fighting Illini field goal percentage has averaged 44.43% so far, less than the Hoosiers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.26% per game.

A few Hoosiers at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Indiana is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Indiana is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Illinois is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Indiana
Illinois is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Michigan State, Saturday, January 4th
Illinois at Penn State, Saturday, January 4th