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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines Odds
Illinois pays a visit to Michigan on Sunday, hoping to send the Wolverines to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Crisler Arena.
Michigan will face the 20-8 Fighting Illini, who own a 12-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wolverines are 14-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Fighting Illini are 10-14 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Wolverines as 11-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 53-rated Illinois taking on the No. 24-rated Wolverines in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-75 win for the Wolverines on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan has the nation's No. 20-rated offensive output, at 76.2 PPG. The visiting Fighting Illini defense ranks No. 140 allowing on average 65.1 PPG. The Wolverines FG% has averaged 49.3% so far, more than the Fighting Illini marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Illinois owns the country's No. 57-rated mark, allowing 64.3 points per game on the highway. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 36 in scoring at home.
Illinois was a 64-59 winner in its last match at home against Penn State. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Illinois earned a 64-59 victory over Penn State on Thursday, getting 18 points from D.J. Richardson at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.
Last time out for Michigan, they were a 79-71 winner as they battled Penn State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 22.5-point favorite. Trey Burke went off for 29 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Michigan over Penn State, 79-71, on Sunday at Crisler Arena.
Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Nebraska are 1-2
After playing Penn State are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Penn State are 4-6
After playing Penn State are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Fighting Illini at Wolverines trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 6 games on the road
Illinois is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Illinois is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Illinois
Michigan is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games
Illinois home to Nebraska, Saturday, March 2
Michigan at Penn State, Wednesday, February 27