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Feb 18, 5:00 PM | Bob Devaney Sports Center

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds

16-10TEAM RECORD11-13

Nebraska will look to improve on its 11-13 record on Saturday when they host Illinois in NCAAB odds action at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

This season, the Cornhuskers are 11-13 overall and 8-12 ATS ATS, while the Fighting Illini are 16-10 and 9-15 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Nebraska boasts a 10-9-1 on the OU, and Illinois is 13-11.

View Illinois vs Nebraska Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Nebraska opened as 2-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cornhuskers at No. 266 and the Fighting Illini at No. 124 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-60 result in favor of the Fighting Illini.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Fighting Illini is ranked No. 246 in NCAA hoops at 33.1 per game. Contrast that with Nebraska’s No. 314 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nebraska is the No. 168-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Illinois rates No. 187 at 6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Illinois owns the country's No. 127-rated mark, allowing 68.3 points per game on the highway. Nebraska, on the other hand, rates No. 322 in scoring at home.

Illinois was a 67-62 loser in its last match at home against Purdue. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Fighting Illini got 22 points from Tracy Abrams, but it was Purdue that prevailed in a 67-62 final on Wednesday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Nebraska was a 67-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Penn State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Dylan Talley scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Cornhuskers to a win (they lost 67-51 to Penn State at Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday).

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Ohio State are 4-6
After playing Purdue are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Penn State are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Fighting Illini at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 7 games on the road
Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Nebraska is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Nebraska is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Nebraska is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Nebraska is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Illinois at Ohio State, Tuesday, February 21
Nebraska at Purdue, Wednesday, February 22