Illinois College Basketball Betting

Wagering on Illinois college basketball means both men's and women's contests. But the majority of Illinois basketball betting at the collegiate level is going to take place on NCAA Division I men's teams. And although the top legally licensed offshore sportsbooks provide legitimate basketball wagering on most every college round ball team in the state, Illinois basketball betting generally centers around the following teams. And whether you enjoy Fighting Illini or Northwestern Wildcats ball, or prefer betting on the Northern Illinois Huskies or Southern Illinois Salukis, spread, totals, money line and a wide variety of other bets are offered. Illinois basketball betting also has strong coverage of professional basketball teams, including Illinois NBA basketball betting lines.

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Betting on the Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball Team

Aside from the NBA Chicago Bulls, basketball betting in Illinois predominantly takes place on the Fighting Illini college basketball team. One of the winningest NCAA Division I men's college basketball programs of all time, the Fighting Illini made it to the NCAA March Madness Sweet 16 a remarkable 4 out of the first 5 years of the 21st Century. Betting on Illinois Fighting Illini basketball requires a savvy sports better, since the team is often laying points on the road in recent years.

Betting on Northwestern Wildcats Basketball

Northwestern fields both a men's and women's basketball team for NCAA Division I competition. Both teams play in the Big Ten Conference, with the men's basketball program first offered in 1901. Just 1 mile west of the Northwestern campus in Evanston Illinois is the Welsh-Ryan Arena where the purple and white Northwestern Wildcats play their home games. The team in recent years has been a heavy underdog, although it achieved a high level of success in the early 20th century. Find out how to bet on Northwestern Wildcats basketball.

Betting Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball

The Southern Illinois Salukis are named after the Royal dog of Egypt and the Persian greyhound. That nickname comes from the fact that Southern Illinois has enjoyed the nickname "Little Egypt" for nearly 200 years. Betting on Southern Illinois Salukis basketball means heated Missouri Valley Conference competition. Of the 16 men's and women's Division I sports programs the school offers, the men's basketball team is the most well-known. Check out our guide to betting on Southern Illinois Salukis basketball.

Betting Northern Illinois Huskies Basketball

The Huskies play their ball in DeKalb, Illinois. Northern Illinois University is currently coached by Marc Montgomery, and enjoys its home games at the Convocation Center. The school competes in the Mid-American Conference. Since 2006 the Huskies have not fielded a winning men's basketball team, though in the 2013 - 14 season Northern Illinois did finish with the most wins over that span (a 15 - 17 record good for 4th in the conference). The Huskies are almost never favored, which provides opportunity for underdog Illinois basketball bettors.

Resources for Illinois College Basketball Fans

NCAAB Official Website