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Purdue favored by 8.5 against Illinois on Tuesday

Illinois Fighting IlliniPurdue Boilermakers
March 1, 7:00 PM | Mackey Arena

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

18-11TEAM RECORD24-5

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Purdue and Illinois on Tuesday, with the host Boilermakers trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Boilermakers are 24-5 so far on the season, and 18-7 ATS vs. the number. The Fighting Illini, meanwhile, are 18-11 and 13-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Purdue go 13-12 and the Fighting Illini go 14-12 on the totals.

View Illinois vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Fighting Illini are listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Boilermakers) and the No. 29 (Fighting Illini) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-74 result in favor of the Boilermakers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Purdue's No. 150-rated squad against Illinois's No. 184-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Purdue rates No. 95 in the country with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 106 nationally with 6.9 per match.

Defensively, Illinois features the nation's No. 98-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Illinois was an 81-68 winner at home against Iowa. They covered the 11.5–point spread as favorites. Illinois got 25 points from Mike Tisdale en route to an 81-68 victory over Iowa on Saturday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Purdue won its last outing, a 67-47 result against Michigan State on February 27. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. The battle between the Boilermakers and Spartans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Michigan State was handed a 67-47 defeat on Sunday at Breslin Center.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Iowa are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Iowa are 9-1
After playing Michigan State are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Fighting Illini at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Illinois is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Illinois is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Purdue's last 9 games when playing Illinois
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois

Next up:
Illinois home to Indiana, Saturday, March 5
Purdue at Iowa, Saturday, March 5

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