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Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini College Basketball Betting Preview

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Maryland when they take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Maryland Terrapins were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini sit at 12-5 (9-7 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Maryland Terrapins are currently 15-2 (9-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Illinois is 9-7 OU, and Maryland is 6-10 OU.

The Fighting Illini - Terrapins odds would favor the Terrapins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois is rated No. 108 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Maryland is at No. 47.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Illinois's No. 65 nationally ranked offense (78.65 points per game) against a Maryland Terrapins defense that sits as the No. 47 at 65.65 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini have been averaging 47.52% from the field, more than the Terrapins have managed so far this season (44.48% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Terrapins got 18 points from Melo Trimble as Maryland ran past Indiana 75-72 on Tuesday at Xfinity Center.

Illinois got 16 points from Maverick Morgan en route to a 85-69 victory over Michigan on Wednesday at State Farm Center.

Betting Trends
  • Maryland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Maryland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 6 games
  • Maryland is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Illinois is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Illinois is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 5 games
  • Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Maryland at Iowa, Thursday, January 19th
Illinois at Purdue, Tuesday, January 17th