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Illinois Fighting Illini Favored by -12 Point Spread Against the Western Carolina Catamounts on Saturday

Illinois looks to cover the Fighting Illini-Catamounts pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 3-5 mark when they host Western Carolina in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Illinois Fighting Illini as -12-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-5 overall and 3-3 ATS, while the Western Carolina Catamounts are 3-4 and 1-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, Illinois boasts a 3-3 on the OU, and Western Carolina is 1-2.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Illinois Fighting Illini at No. 180 and the Western Carolina Catamounts at No. 238 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Illinois's No. 133-ranked offense, averaging 75.38 PPG, against a Catamounts defense that ranks No. 145 at 70.57 PPG. The Fighting Illini field goal percentage has averaged 45.01% so far, more than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.87% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Western Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games

Next Betting Matchups

Western Carolina at Davidson, Saturday, December 12th
Illinois at Yale, Wednesday, December 9th