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Illinois Fighting Illini Battle vs Michigan State Spartans Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Illinois Fighting Illini try to run the Michigan State Spartans off the court at State Farm Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois Fighting Illini betting line opened as -1.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Michigan State Spartans vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Illinois Fighting Illini are 17-12 overall and 14-14 ATS, while the Michigan State Spartans are 18-11 and 15-13 ATS. As for the betting totals, Illinois boasts a 11-17 on the OU, and Michigan State is 14-14.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Illinois Fighting Illini rated this week at No. 101 and the Michigan State Spartans sitting at No. 160.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois's No. 158-ranked scoring average of 72.76 PPG, against a Michigan State Spartans defense rated No. 77 and allowing 69.17 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini FG% has averaged 45.18% to date this season, less than the Michigan State Spartans shooters have managed so far (47.55% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nick Ward scored 22 points leading the Spartans to a 84-74 victory over Wisconsin at Breslin Center on Sunday.

The Fighting Illini got 19 points from Malcolm Hill as Illinois ran past Nebraska 73-57 on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Michigan State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • 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 9 of Illinois's last 10 games
  • Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan State at Maryland, Saturday, March 4th
Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, March 4th