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NCAAB betting line favors Fighting Illini over Eagles

Coppin State EaglesIllinois Fighting Illini
Dec 11, 8:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Coppin State Eagles vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Illinois vs Coppin State battle Sunday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall as the Fighting Illini look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Fighting Illini are 4-3 ATS. Coppin State is 0-0 against the total, while Illinois is 3-4 versus the number.

View Coppin State vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Illinois opened as 17.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Fighting Illini rated this week at No. 84 and the Eagles sitting at No. 72. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 82-60 result in favor of the Fighting Illini.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois's No. 128-ranked scoring average of 70.7 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 301 and allowing 74 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 45.8% to date this season, more than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (39.9% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Coppin State owns the country's No. 325-rated mark, allowing 83.8 points per game on the highway. Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 197 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Coppin State was a 53-50 winner at home against Rio Grande. Coppin State got 15 points from Tony Gallo en route to a 53-50 victory over Rio Grande on Monday at Physical Education Complex.

Illinois was a 48-43 winner in their most recent outing at home against St. Bonaventure. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites. Brandon Paul scored 17 points leading the Fighting Illini to a 48-43 victory over St. Bonaventure at University of Illinois Assembly Hall on Wednesday.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing UNLV are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Eagles at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Coppin State home to Towson, Wednesday, December 14
Illinois home to UNLV, Saturday, December 17