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Big Ten Tournament - Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines Betting Line and Trends Report

Michigan looks to cover the Wolverines-Fighting Illini pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 20-11 mark when they host Illinois in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Michigan Wolverines were listed as -6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Michigan Wolverines are 20-11 overall and 12-16 ATS, while the Illinois Fighting Illini are 18-13 and 15-15 ATS. As for the betting totals, Michigan boasts a 17-10-1 on the OU, and Illinois is 12-18.

This game puts the Michigan Wolverines, most recently No. 16 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Illinois Fighting Illini, who rate No. 111 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Illinois Fighting Illini rank No. 170 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.1 per game. That compares with Michigan’s No. 260 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Michigan is college basketball's No. 20-ranked team at 9.52 per game, while the Illinois Fighting Illini rate No. 123 with 7.55 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois got 16 points from Maverick Morgan but lost anyway, 62-59, to Rutgers on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

The battle between the Wolverines and Cornhuskers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nebraska was handed a 93-57 defeat on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Illinois's last 12 games
  • Illinois is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Michigan
  • Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan's last 5 games
  • Michigan is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Illinois
  • Michigan is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Illinois