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Emerald Coast Classic - College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors in Battle with

The Illinois Fighting Illini will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the UAB Blazers at The Arena at NW Florida St on Friday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Illinois Fighting Illini as 0-point on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

UAB Blazers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini sit at 2-3 (2-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the UAB Blazers are currently 3-1 (1-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Illinois is 2-1 OU, and UAB is 0-3 OU.

This game puts the Illinois Fighting Illini, most recently No. 118 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the UAB Blazers, who rate No. 64 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and UAB is ranked No. 77 in NCAA basketball at 40.75 per game. Contrast that with Illinois's No. 179 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois is the No. 144-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while UAB rates No. 251 at 4 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • UAB is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Illinois is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next Betting Matchups

UAB home to Georgia State, Tuesday, December 1st
Illinois at Notre Dame, Wednesday, December 2nd