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NCAA Basketball Odds: Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini

Michigan Wolverines

vs

Illinois Fighting Illini
Thursday, February 12, 2015 9:00 PM ET
State Farm Center

The Illinois Fighting Illini will be trying to slam the Michigan Wolverines on Thursday when the teams tip off at State Farm Center in college betting odds action.

Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Illinois sat as -6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Illinois Fighting Illini battles the Michigan Wolverines, currently sitting with a 13-11 mark (10-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 7-13 for the Illinois Fighting Illini and 10-12 for the Michigan Wolverines.

This game puts the Illinois Fighting Illini, most recently No. 79 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Michigan Wolverines, who rate No. 176 in the latest survey.

How Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois has the nation's No. 50-rated offensive output, at 72.04 PPG. The visiting Michigan Wolverines defense ranks No. 75 allowing on average 62.67 PPG. The Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 42.81% so far, more than the Illinois Wolverines marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.85% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wolverines endured a 70-67 loss at the hands of the Hoosiers on Sunday, despite a 23-point effort from Zak Irvin at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Illinois earned a 59-54 victory over Michigan State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Malcolm Hill at Breslin Center.

Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Odds Trends

Michigan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games
Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games
Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Illinois is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan at Michigan State, Tuesday, February 17th
Illinois at Wisconsin, Sunday, February 15th

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