|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAABLet's take a look at Thursday night's matchup between the No. 15 Indiana Hoosiers and the Illinois Fighting Illini. The game at the State Farm Center is scheduled to tip off at 9:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN and ESPN3. Currently, Indiana are solid road favorites to win.
The Hoosiers are 22-6 SU and 14-14 ATS so far this season. They are 4-4 on the road, and 14 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 14 all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 77-73 win over Purdue, where they lost against the spread as -4 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 147 point line set by NCAA basketball betting experts in that game.
The Fighting Illini are 12-15 SU and 11-11-3 ATS overall this year. They are 6-7 at home, and 12 of their games have gone OVER the line, with 12 going UNDER, and 1 being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 69-60 loss to Wisconsin, where they won against the spread as 11 ½ point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 134 ½ point line set by the online sportsbook for that matchup.
Indiana is 6-1 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise, and 5-1 ATS on Thursday night. They are 1-4 ATS on the road, and 1-4 ATS coming off of a SU win. They are 0-5 ATS against teams with a losing record overall.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games coming off of a loss spreadwise, and OVER in 5 of their last 5 games coming off of a SU win.
Illinois is 4-1 ATS after a SU loss, and 2-6-1 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise. They are 4-1 ATS overall lately, and 4-1 ATS against Big Ten opponents. They are 2-5 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 1-4 ATS at home lately.
The total has gone OVER in all 5 of their home games against teams with a winning record on the road, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 games coming off of a spread win. The total has gone UNDER in 8 of their last 10 on Thursday night, and OVER in 13 of their last 17 after a SU loss. The total has gone UNDER in 3 of their last 5 at home, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 against the Big Ten.
Between these teams, Indiana is 4-1-1 ATS lately, and the total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 matchups at Illinois.
They last met on January 19, 2016, when Indiana won 103-69, and won against the spread as -11 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 153 ½ point line set by sports betting oddsmakers in that game.
For Thursday night's matchup, betting odds list Indiana as a -7 point road favorite. The over/under is set at 151 points. On the moneyline, the Hoosiers are a -320, with the Illini listed at +260.