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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Fighting Illini over Yellow Jackets

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Nov 28, 9:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds


The Illinois Fighting Illini will hit the floor running against the visiting Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Illinois will face the 4-1 Yellow Jackets, who own a 3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Fighting Illini are 2-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Yellow Jackets are 1-3 favoring the OVER.

View Georgia Tech vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Yellow Jackets were listed as 9-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Fighting Illini - Yellow Jackets odds would favor the Fighting Illini if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois is rated No. 41 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Georgia Tech is at No. 139. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-74 win for the Fighting Illini.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois has the nation's No. 29-rated offensive output, at 80.1 PPG. The visiting Yellow Jackets defense ranks No. 8 allowing on average 51.8 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Yellow Jackets marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Defensively, Georgia Tech features the nation's No. 151-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 88 nationally in scoring at home.

Georgia Tech was a 65-56 winner in its last match at home against St. Mary's. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Yellow Jackets grabbed a 65-56 win over the Gaels on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Brandon Reed at Anaheim Convention Center.

Illinois won its last outing, a 63-62 result against Gardner-Webb on November 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 17.5-point favorite. The Fighting Illini grabbed a 63-62 win over the Bulldogs on Sunday, behind a 13-point effort from D.J. Richardson at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Western Carolina are 0-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Yellow Jackets at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia Tech's last 6 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Georgia Tech home to Georgia, Tuesday, December 4
Illinois home to Western Carolina, Tuesday, December 4