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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Illinois Fighting Illini NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Illinois Fighting Illini will look to improve on a 11-14 record on Tuesday when they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in NCAA basketball betting odds action at State Farm Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights opened as 13.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini currently sport a 11-14 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-11-3 ATS. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-19 and 9-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Illinois Fighting Illini produce a 11-11-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have gone 14-7 against the totals betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 267 (Illinois) and the No. 342 (Rutgers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Rutgers is ranked No. 185 in NCAA basketball at 35.24 per game. Contrast that with Illinois's No. 235 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois is the No. 56-ranked team in the country at 8.24 per game, while Rutgers rates No. 245 at 5 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Corey Sanders scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Scarlet Knights to a win (they lost 79-69 to Ohio State at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Saturday).

The Fighting Illini endured a 58-56 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Kendrick Nunn at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Rutgers's last 13 games
  • Rutgers is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Illinois is 6-10-3 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games
  • Illinois is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rutgers home to Penn State, Saturday, February 20th
Illinois at Wisconsin, Sunday, February 21st