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Iowa Hawkeyes battle vs Illinois Fighting Illini highlights college basketball odds menu

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March 5, 7:06 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds

21-9TEAM RECORD18-11

The Iowa Hawkeyes will be trying to slam the Illinois Fighting Illini on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in college betting action.

Supporters of the Fighting Illini have watched them go 21-9 and 12-15 ATS on the year, while the Hawkeyes are at 18-11 and 16-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Hawkeyes are 9-15-1, while the Fighting Illini have a 11-15 mark.

View Illinois vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hawkeyes rated this week at No. 30 and the Fighting Illini sitting at No. 79. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-73 result in favor of the Hawkeyes.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa has the nation's No. 95-rated offensive output, at 70.9 PPG. The visiting Fighting Illini defense ranks No. 142 allowing on average 65.3 PPG. The Hawkeyes FG% has averaged 42% so far, less than the Fighting Illini marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, Illinois features the nation's No. 73-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 98 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 72-65 winner as they battled Nebraska at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point favorite. The Fighting Illini grabbed a 72-65 win over the Cornhuskers on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Tracy Abrams at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

In their last action, Iowa was a 73-60 loser on the road against Indiana. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Iowa got 20 points from Roy Devyn Marble but lost anyway, 73-60, to Indiana on Saturday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Ohio State are 4-6
After playing Nebraska are 1-2
After a win are 5-5

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Nebraska are 1-2
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Fighting Illini at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 6 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Illinois is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Illinois is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 6 games when playing at home against Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Illinois at Ohio State, Sunday, March 10
Iowa home to Nebraska, Saturday, March 9