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Illinois Fighting Illini Home to Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Illinois Fighting Illini will try to cover the point spread at State Farm Center on Sunday when they get a visit from the Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Illinois Fighting Illini as 0-point in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini sport a record of 10-4 and 7-6 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Ohio State Buckeyes have 10-3 and 4-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-7 for the Illinois Fighting Illini and 5-5-1 for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Illinois Fighting Illini sit at No. 72 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ohio State Buckeyes sit at No. 44 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois's No. 79-ranked scoring average of 78.36 PPG, against a Ohio State Buckeyes defense rated No. 28 and allowing 63.08 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 46.96% to date this season, less than the Ohio State Buckeyes shooters have managed so far (48.64% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ohio State got 17 points from Jae'Sean Tate en route to a 79-77 victory over UNC Asheville on Thursday at Value City Arena.

Illinois was run off the court by the Terrapins on Tuesday as Maryland routed them 84-59 at Xfinity Center.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • Ohio State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 7 games on the road
  • Illinois is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Illinois is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games
  • Illinois is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Purdue, Thursday, January 5th
Illinois at Indiana, Saturday, January 7th