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NCAA Basketball Odds: Villanova Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini

Villanova Wildcats


Illinois Fighting Illini
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Villanova Wildcats taking on the Illinois Fighting Illini Tuesday.

Villanova Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the Villanova Wildcats before tip-off in this one found them as -3-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Villanova Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Villanova Wildcats will look to cover the spread vs the Illinois Fighting Illini on Tuesday, as the Wildcats are 6-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Fighting Illini are 4-2 ATS. Villanova is 2-6 against the total, while Illinois is 2-2 versus the total betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 6-ranked Villanova Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Villanova Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Illinois's No. 12 nationally ranked offense (83.88 points per game) against a Villanova Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 14 at 55.75 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini have been averaging 46.11% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (46.92% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Wildcats and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Saint Joseph's was handed a 74-46 defeat on Saturday at Villanova Pavilion.

The Fighting Illini got 13 points from Malcolm Hill as Illinois ran past American 70-55 on Saturday at State Farm Center.

Villanova Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Odds Trends

Villanova is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Villanova's last 7 games
Illinois is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

Next Betting Matchups

Villanova home to Temple, Sunday, December 14th
Illinois at Oregon, Saturday, December 13th