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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines College Basketball Betting Preview

The Michigan Wolverines will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the Illinois Fighting Illini at Crisler Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Michigan Wolverines as -7-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan Wolverines are 12-7 so far on the season, and 5-11 ATS vs the number. The Illinois Fighting Illini, meanwhile, are 12-7 and 9-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Michigan go 10-5-1 and the Illinois Fighting Illini go 10-8 on betting totals.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 175-rated Illinois Fighting Illini taking on the No. 29-rated Michigan Wolverines in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Illinois is ranked No. 152 in NCAA basketball at 36.11 per game. Contrast that with Michigan's No. 258 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan is the No. 24-ranked team in the country at 9.42 per game, while Illinois rates No. 126 at 7.53 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Purdue and falling by a 91-68 score at Mackey Arena.

The Wolverines got 20 points from Zak Irvin, but it was Wisconsin that prevailed in a 68-64 final on Tuesday at Kohl Center.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois's last 7 games
  • Michigan is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Michigan's last 10 games
  • Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Iowa, Wednesday, January 25th
Michigan at Indiana, Thursday, January 26th