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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Underdogs vs

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be trying to slam the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday when the teams tip off at Williams Arena in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Minnesota Golden Gophers betting line as 0-point in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 6-13 and 5-12 ATS Minnesota Golden Gophers will face the 9-10 Illinois Fighting Illini, who own a 6-8-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-6 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Illinois Fighting Illini are 9-7-1.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 284 (Minnesota) and the No. 226 (Illinois) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the nation's No. 190-rated offensive output, at 69.84 PPG. The visiting Illinois Fighting Illini defense ranks No. 211 allowing on average 76.32 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 41.24% so far, less than the Minnesota Fighting Illini marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.96% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Fighting Illini were hammered by Indiana on Tuesday, losing by a 103-69 final at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall in college basketball betting action.

Nate Mason scored 25 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Gophers to a win (they lost 74-69 to Michigan at Crisler Center on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 3-7-3 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games
  • Illinois is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Minnesota is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Illinois
  • Minnesota is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games when playing Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Ohio State, Thursday, January 28th
Minnesota at Purdue, Wednesday, January 27th