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Illini face the Badgers at Kohl Center

A pair of ranked teams will hit the hardwood at the Kohl Center in Madison on Wednesday night as the Wisconsin Badgers host the Illinois Fighting Illini in hoops betting action.

The Illini are 0-5 both SU and ATS in their last five games against the Badgers dating back to 2011, with the OVER paying out for totals bettors in four of those last five matchups.

The Badgers sport a record of 15-0 and 9-5-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Fighting Illini have 13-2 and 8-4-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-6 for the Badgers and 5-7-1 for the Fighting Illini.

View Illinois Fighting Illini vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Badgers installed as -10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 44-rated Illinois taking on the No. 5-rated Badgers in this contest.

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Last time out for Illinois, they were a 75-55 winner as they battled Penn State at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Illinois cruised to victory on Saturday, running Penn State out of the gym and running up a 75-55 score at State Farm Center.

Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 75-71 winner as they battled Iowa at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Wisconsin got 19 points from Ben Brust en route to a 75-71 victory over Iowa on Sunday at Kohl Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wisconsin's No. 103 nationally ranked offense (75.13 points per game) against a Fighting Illini defense that sits as the No. 19 at 61.53 PPG. The Badgers have been averaging 46.59% from the field, more than the Fighting Illini have managed so far this season (43.91% on average).

A few Fighting Illini at Badgers trends to consider:
Illinois is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Illinois is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Illinois is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Illinois's last 16 games on the road
Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 6 games
Wisconsin is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Illinois at Northwestern, Sunday, January 12th
Wisconsin at Indiana, Tuesday, January 14th