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The upcoming Top 10 battle between the Illinois Fighting Illini (9th in Power 25) vs Purdue Boilermakers (1st in Power 25) is shaping up to be a riveting contest in the college basketball landscape, particularly for those interested in Illinois vs Purdue betting. The Fighting Illini, boasting an impressive 11-2 record after a commanding 96-66 victory over Northwestern, are hitting their stride at the right time.
Conversely, the Purdue Boilermakers enter this clash with a stellar 13-1 overall record, showcasing strength both at home and on the road. Their ATS record stands impressively at 9-3-2, reflecting a consistency in beating expectations. Purdue’s games have been high-scoring affairs, with an average of 152.4 points per game and an over/under record of 9-5-0.
This Illinois vs Purdue Top 10 matchup placed in the NCAAB Schedule is not just a contest of teams, but a clash of strategic prowess, making it a must-watch for fans and bettors alike.
|ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI vs PURDUE BOILERMAKERS
|Location of the Game: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette IN
|Date and Time: Friday, January 5th 8:30 ET
|Season: 2023-2024 NCAA Basketball Regular Season
|How to watch: FS1
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|Purdue Boilermakers -563
In the NCAAB picks for this Illinois vs Purdue Betting game, the Over/Under bet is set at Under 153.5 with odds of -110, suggesting a prediction of a low-scoring game between Illinois and Purdue. This under pick likely considers both teams’ defensive strengths and recent scoring trends, where the combined score is expected to stay below 153.5 points.
For the MoneyLine, Purdue is heavily favored with odds of -563, indicating a strong confidence in their victory. This suggests that Purdue’s performance and track record give them a significant edge. Meanwhile, the Against The Spread (ATS) bet places Illinois at +10.
Illinois vs Purdue Betting Odds
Here are above the NCAAB Odds of this Illinois vs Purdue Betting game:
💡 Primetime… Friday night.— Purdue Men's Basketball (@BoilerBall) January 4, 2024
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Illinois vs Purdue Betting Preview
Illinois Fighting Illini
Based on the NCAAB Standings, Illinois has a record of 11-2 after defeating Northwestern 96-66. In their previous ten road games, including those from last year, Illinois went 3-7. Illinois has a positive ATS record, standing at 7-4-2. In games played on the road, Illinois is 2-0-1 vs. the spread this season and holds a 6-3-1 ATS record in their previous ten road games.
Illinois’ games have, on average, featured 149.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 7-6-0. Their average over/under line is currently 146.5 points so far. The Fighting Illini’s last five games have finished with a combined 160 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.
Illinois recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 96 points against Northwestern. This output exceeded their season average of 83.9 points per game. The top scorer for the Fighting Illini was Marcus Domask with 32 points, while Justin Harmon also chipped in with 20 points, increasing their NCAAB Player Stats for this season.
So far this season, the Illinois defense has been performing well, ranking 54th in the country at 65.5 points allowed per contest as part of their NCAAB Team Stats. Illinois’ defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Northwestern offense to knock down 62% of their shots on their way to putting up 66 points.
Purdue comes into this game against Illinois with a 13-1 overall record. In their previous 14 games, the Boilermakers are 3-1 on the road and a perfect 10-0 at home. Purdue has a positive ATS record, sitting above .500 at 9-3-2. When examining their performance in the last five games, the team has gone 4-1 vs. the spread.
Through 14 games, Purdue has an over/under record of 9-5-0 with their games averaging a combined 152.4 points per game so far. When assessing the Boilermakers’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 136 points per game.
In their latest game, Purdue offense put up 67 points against Maryland. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46.3% and made 9 threes. Offensively, the Boilermakers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, placing them 46th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are the 55th team in terms of percentage and 106th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Boilermakers’ defense holds the 78th rank in the nation, allowing 67.0 points per game. So far, the Purdue defense is giving up an average of 8.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.4 times per game (498th).