NCAA Matchups  >>  Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview 02/17/2013

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Northwestern Wildcats will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Oddsmakers currently have the Fighting Illini listed as 1½-point favorites versus the Wildcats, while the game's total is sitting at 129½.
In their last action, Illinois was a 79-59 winner at home against Purdue. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites.
Northwestern lost its last outing, a 69-59 result against Ohio State on February 14. They covered in that game as a 17.5-point underdog.
Illinois:
Team record: 18-8 SU, 11-12 ATS
Current streak: won 3 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road

When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Penn State are 6-4
After playing Purdue are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Northwestern:
Team record: 13-12 SU, 12-10 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 9 games
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing at home against Illinois

When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Wisconsin are 5-5
After playing Ohio State are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3


NEXT UP:
Illinois home to Penn State, Thursday, February 21
Northwestern home to Wisconsin, Wednesday, February 20