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Postseason NIT - Illinois Fighting Illini take on Tigers in NCAA basketball test

Illinois Fighting IlliniClemson Tigers
20-14March 23, 2014, 12:00 | Littlejohn Coliseum21-12

The Clemson Tigers will hit the floor running against the visiting Illinois Fighting Illini Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Fighting Illini have watched them go 20-14 and 17-14-2 ATS on the year, while the Tigers are at 21-12 and 15-12-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 15-13, while the Fighting Illini have a 11-20-1 mark.View Illinois Fighting Illini vs Clemson Tigers Odds and Stats.

The Tigers - Fighting Illini odds would favor the Fighting Illini if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Clemson is rated No. 144 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Illinois is at No. 99.

In their last action, Illinois was a 66-62 winner on the road against Boston University. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Rayvonte Rice went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds, leading Illinois over Boston University, 66-62, on Wednesday at Case Gymnasium.

In their last action, Clemson was a 78-66 winner at home against Georgia State. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Clemson got 30 points from K.J. McDaniels en route to a 78-66 victory over Georgia State on Tuesday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Clemson has the nation's No. 234-rated offensive output, at 63.79 PPG. The visiting Fighting Illini defense ranks No. 21 allowing on average 62.53 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 42.09% so far, more than the Fighting Illini marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.17% per game.

A few Fighting Illini at Tigers trends to consider:
Illinois is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Illinois is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Illinois's last 11 games
Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Clemson is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Clemson's last 6 games
Clemson is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Clemson's last 5 games at home