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Jan 22, 2:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Wisconsin Badgers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds


The Illinois Fighting Illini host Wisconsin on Sunday, looking to build on their 15-4 mark against the 15-5 Badgers in college hoops action at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

The Badgers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 11-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Fighting Illini are 8-9 ATS. Wisconsin is 6-11 on the totals; Illinois is 8-9.

View Wisconsin vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Fighting Illini as 1-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Fighting Illini at No. 71 and the Badgers at No. 36 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-68 result in favor of the Badgers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Badgers is ranked No. 134 in NCAA hoops at 35.6 per game. Contrast that with Illinois’s No. 220 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois is the No. 168-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Wisconsin rates No. 53 at 7.8 per game.

Defensively, Wisconsin features the nation's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 53 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.

Wisconsin won its last outing, a 77-57 result against Northwestern on January 18. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. The Badgers blew out Northwestern on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 77-57 win at Kohl Center.

Illinois was a 54-52 loser in its last match on the road against Penn State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Fighting Illini endured a 54-52 loss at the hands of the Nittany Lions on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Brandon Paul at Bryce Jordan Center.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Northwestern are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Penn State are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

A few Badgers at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Wisconsin is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 6 games on the road
Wisconsin is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Illinois is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games when playing at home against Wisconsin
Illinois is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
Illinois is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Wisconsin

Next up:
Wisconsin home to Indiana, Thursday, January 26
Illinois at Minnesota, Saturday, January 28