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Illinois Fighting IlliniWisconsin Badgers
March 4, 1:00 PM | Kohl Center

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds

17-13TEAM RECORD22-8

Illinois pays a visit to Wisconsin on Sunday, hoping to send the Badgers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Kohl Center.

Wisconsin battles the Fighting Illini, currently sitting with a 17-13 mark (10-18 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-15 for the Badgers and 16-12 for the Fighting Illini.

View Illinois vs Wisconsin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Badgers as 10.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Badgers, most recently No. 35 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Fighting Illini, who rate No. 166 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-63 victory for the Badgers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Fighting Illini rank No. 268 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.6 per game. That compares with Wisconsin’s No. 194 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wisconsin is college basketball's No. 64-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Fighting Illini rate No. 203 with 5.8 per game.

Defensively, Illinois features the nation's No. 211-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 280 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois lost its last outing, a 72-61 result against Michigan on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. The Fighting Illini endured a 72-61 loss at the hands of the Wolverines on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Meyers Leonard at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

In their last action, Wisconsin was a 52-45 winner at home against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. The Badgers got 22 points from Jordan Taylor as Wisconsin ran past Minnesota 52-45 on Tuesday at Kohl Center.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Michigan are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Fighting Illini at Badgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Illinois is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Illinois is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 6 games
Wisconsin is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games when playing Illinois

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