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Illinois Fighting Illini Battle vs Northwestern Wildcats Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

The Illinois Fighting Illini will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Tuesday when they play host to the Northwestern Wildcats at State Farm Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Northwestern Wildcats before tip-off in this one found them as -1.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 15-12 and 12-14 ATS Illinois Fighting Illini will face the 20-7 Northwestern Wildcats, who own a 16-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Illinois Fighting Illini are 11-15 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Northwestern Wildcats are 9-14-2.

This game puts the Illinois Fighting Illini, most recently No. 190 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Northwestern Wildcats, who rate No. 76 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois has the nation's No. 159-rated offensive output, at 73 PPG. The visiting Northwestern Wildcats defense ranks No. 31 allowing on average 64.74 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 45.27% so far, more than the Illinois Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.24% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Malcolm Hill scored 21 points leading the Fighting Illini to a 70-66 victory over Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
  • Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Illinois is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Illinois's last 8 games
  • Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern at Indiana, Saturday, February 25th
Illinois at Nebraska, Sunday, February 26th