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Illinois Fighting Illini Host the Penn State Nittany Lions in NCAA College Basketball Action

Penn State Nittany Lions


Illinois Fighting Illini
Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 PM ET
State Farm Center

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Illinois and Penn State on Saturday, with the host Fighting Illini trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Illinois Fighting Illini battles the Penn State Nittany Lions, currently sitting with a 14-7 mark (8-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 7-10 for the Illinois Fighting Illini and 6-7 for the Penn State Nittany Lions.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 96-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 78-rated Penn State Nittany Lions in this matchup.

How Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois has the nation's No. 42-rated offensive output, at 73.52 PPG. The visiting Penn State Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 150 allowing on average 66.48 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 42.87% so far, less than the Illinois Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.86% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nittany Lions got 12 points from D.J. Newbill as Penn State ran past Minnesota 63-58 on Wednesday at Bryce Jordan Center.

The Fighting Illini endured a 79-71 loss at the hands of the Golden Gophers on Saturday, despite a 18-point effort from Kendrick Nunn at Williams Arena.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Odds Trends

Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Penn State is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Penn State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games
Illinois is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 6 games at home
Illinois is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Penn State

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State at Maryland, Wednesday, February 4th
Illinois at Rutgers, Tuesday, February 3rd