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Kansas Illinois Southwest Betting Odds

Did the Illinois Fighting Illini play way over their heads in defeating UNLV or was that performance a sign of things to come against top-seeded Kansas?

The Jayhawks are favored by 9 points and can win by much more if Illinois doesn't hit its three-pointers. The best Illinois line is at Sports Interaction, along with a $125 bonus and a terrific live betting platform.

The No. 9 Illini are in tough against Kansas, who will count on twins Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris to choke the lane and dominate the interior.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Jayhawks, most recently No. 2 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Fighting Illini, who rate No. 28 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 88-77 victory for the Jayhawks.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Fighting Illini rank No. 180 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.8 per game. That compares with Kansas’s No. 20 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Kansas is college basketball's No. 75-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Fighting Illini rate No. 105 with 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Illinois features the nation's No. 86-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. Kansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois won its last outing, a 73-62 result against UNLV on March 18. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog.

Kansas was a 72-53 winner in their most recent outing against Boston University. They failed to cover the 23–point spread as favorites.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After playing UNLV are 1-0
After a win are 2-8

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Fighting Illini at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Kansas's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games
Kansas is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games