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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Illinois Fighting Illini Underdogs vs Ohio State Buckeyes

The Illinois Fighting Illini host Ohio State on Thursday, looking to build on their 10-10 mark against the 13-8 Buckeyes in college basketball betting action at State Farm Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Ohio State Buckeyes in this one, their betting line was listed as -1-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini bring a 10-10 record (7-8-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-8 Buckeyes, who are 11-10 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Illinois go 10-7-1 so far and the Ohio State Buckeyes go 9-12.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Illinois Fighting Illini at No. 228 and the Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 109 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois's No. 131-ranked scoring average of 74.25 PPG, against a Ohio State Buckeyes defense rated No. 41 and allowing 65.9 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 43.94% to date this season, less than the Ohio State Buckeyes shooters have managed so far (44.97% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Penn State was handed a 66-46 defeat on Monday at Value City Arena.

Minnesota was victimized for 28 points and 28 rebounds by Malcolm Hill as the Fighting Illini bested the Golden Gophers 76-71 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Ohio State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • Ohio State is 6-18-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Illinois is 4-7-3 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Illinois is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 7 games
  • Illinois is 2-5-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Maryland, Sunday, January 31st
Illinois at Wisconsin, Sunday, January 31st