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Michigan Wolverines visit Illinois Fighting Illini in NCAAB hoops battle

Michigan WolverinesIllinois Fighting Illini
March 1, 7:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds

21-8TEAM RECORD17-12

Michigan travels to Illinois on Thursday, hoping to boost its 21-8 record with a victory over the Fighting Illini.

Illinois battles the Wolverines, currently sitting with a 21-8 mark (15-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-12 for the Fighting Illini and 11-14-1 for the Wolverines.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 166 (Fighting Illini) and the No. 129 (Wolverines) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-67 result in favor of the Wolverines has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois's No. 262-rated squad against Michigan's No. 306-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois rates No. 196 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 nationally with 8.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Michigan owns the country's No. 97-rated mark, allowing 66.7 points per game on the highway. Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 238 in scoring at home.

Michigan was a 75-61 loser in its last match at home against Purdue. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Wolverines endured a 75-61 loss at the hands of the Boilermakers on Saturday, despite a 12-point effort from Zack Novak at Crisler Arena.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 65-54 winner as they battled Iowa at home. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Illinois got 22 points and 14 rebounds from Meyers Leonard en route to a 65-54 victory over Iowa on Sunday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Penn State are 3-7
After playing Purdue are 5-5
After a loss are 10-0

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Wisconsin are 5-5
After playing Iowa are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Wolverines at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Michigan is 2-13 ATS in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 6 games when playing Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games when playing at home against Michigan
Illinois is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Michigan at Penn State, Sunday, March 4
Illinois at Wisconsin, Sunday, March 4

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