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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Michigan Wolverines in Battle with Illinois Fighting Illini

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini battle Wednesday at State Farm Center as the Fighting Illini look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Michigan Wolverines were listed as -2-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Illinois Fighting Illini battles the Michigan Wolverines, currently sitting with a 10-3 mark (7-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 5-6 for the Illinois Fighting Illini and 6-4-2 for the Michigan Wolverines.

The Illinois Fighting Illini sit at No. 103 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Michigan Wolverines sit at No. 20 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Illinois's No. 109-ranked offense, averaging 76.46 PPG, against a Wolverines defense that ranks No. 14 at 60.77 PPG. The Fighting Illini field goal percentage has averaged 45.2% so far, less than the Wolverines marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.61% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Wolverines and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Bryant was handed a 96-60 defeat on Wednesday at Crisler Center.

Illinois got 21 points from Malcolm Hill en route to a 68-63 victory over Missouri on Wednesday at Scottrade Center.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Michigan is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Michigan is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Michigan is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Illinois
  • Illinois is 1-3-3 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 1-3-3 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan home to Penn State, Saturday, January 2nd
Illinois at Ohio State, Sunday, January 3rd

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