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

The Michigan Wolverines hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the point spread at State Farm Center against the Illinois Fighting Illini.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Illinois Fighting Illini in this one found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Wolverines was expected to move the line.

Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Illinois Fighting Illini battles the Michigan Wolverines, currently sitting with a 11-5 mark (4-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 8-7 for the Illinois Fighting Illini and 8-4-1 for the Michigan Wolverines.

The Illinois Fighting Illini sit at No. 108 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Michigan Wolverines sit at No. 38 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois's No. 124-rated squad against Michigan's No. 257-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois rates No. 118 in the country with 7.75 per game, while their foes tonight, the Michigan Wolverines rank No. 26 nationally with 9.44 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michigan got 17 points from Moritz Wagner but lost anyway, 77-70, to Maryland on Saturday at Crisler Center.

The Fighting Illini endured a 96-80 loss at the hands of the Hoosiers on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Jalen Coleman-Lands at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Michigan is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan's last 5 games
  • Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois's last 7 games
  • Illinois is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan home to Nebraska, Saturday, January 14th
Illinois at Maryland, Saturday, January 14th

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