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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Illinois when they take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois Fighting Illini were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 12-3 so far on the season, and 7-7 ATS vs the number. The Illinois Fighting Illini, meanwhile, are 10-5 and 6-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 9-5 and the Illinois Fighting Illini go 3-8 on betting totals.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 68-rated Minnesota Golden Gophers and the No. 21-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 32 nationally ranked offense (83.8 points per game) against a Illinois Fighting Illini defense that sits as the No. 103 at 69.47 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been averaging 45.9% from the field, more than the Fighting Illini have managed so far this season (44.39% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Grand Canyon was victimized for 20 points and 11 rebounds by Leron Black as the Fighting Illini bested the Antelopes 62-58 in college basketball action on Saturday.

The Golden Gophers got 15 points from Dupree McBrayer as Minnesota ran past Harvard 65-55 on Saturday at Williams Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Illinois's last 12 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois at Michigan, Saturday, January 6th
Minnesota at Indiana, Saturday, January 6th