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SIU Edwardsville Cougars visit Illinois Fighting Illini in NCAAB hoops battle

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Nov 14, 8:30 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds


The Illinois Fighting Illini will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Cougars at University of Illinois Assembly Hall in NCAAB action.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Fighting Illini are 1-0 ATS. SIU Edwardsville is 0-0 on the totals; Illinois is 0-1.

View SIU Edwardsville vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Fighting Illini as 35-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Fighting Illini and the No. 340-rated Cougars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 47-29 win for the Fighting Illini on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Illinois's No. 194 nationally ranked offense (67 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Fighting Illini have been averaging 47.5% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (0% on average).

Defensively, SIU Edwardsville features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 159 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for SIU Edwardsville, they were an 84-55 winner as they battled Hannibal-LaGrange at home. The battle between the Cougars and Trojans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Hannibal-LaGrange was handed an 84-55 defeat on Thursday at Vadalabene Center.

In their last action, Illinois was a 67-49 winner at home against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 15–point spread as favorites. Illinois got 15 points from Meyers Leonard en route to a 67-49 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Friday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Monday are 0-3
Before playing Illinois State are 0-2
After a win are 1-9

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 2-0
After a win are 2-8

A few Cougars at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games at home

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville at Illinois State, Thursday, November 17
Illinois home to Lipscomb, Thursday, November 17