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Illinois Fighting Illini Visit Wisconsin Badgers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Wisconsin looks to cover the Badgers-Fighting Illini pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 16-10 mark when they host Illinois in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Illinois Fighting Illini before tip-off in this one found them as 11-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Sunday; they are 10-11-3 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Wisconsin Badgers are 13-13 ATS. Illinois Fighting Illini are 12-11-1 on betting the total; Wisconsin Badgers are 13-13.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 86 (Wisconsin) and the No. 214 (Illinois) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Illinois is ranked No. 242 in NCAA basketball at 32.69 per game. Contrast that with Wisconsin's No. 159 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wisconsin is the No. 186-ranked team in the country at 6.31 per game, while Illinois rates No. 57 at 8.27 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Fighting Illini got a 22-point performance from Malcolm Hill, who added 22 rebounds, as Illinois ran past Rutgers 82-66 on Tuesday at State Farm Center.

The Badgers endured a 69-57 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Thursday, despite a 18-point effort from Ethan Happ at Breslin Center.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games
  • Illinois is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Illinois is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Wisconsin is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games
  • Wisconsin is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Indiana, Thursday, February 25th
Wisconsin at Iowa, Wednesday, February 24th