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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Illinois Fighting Illini Over Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Illinois Fighting Illini will be trying to slam the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday when the teams tip off at State Farm Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Golden Gophers opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini currently sport a 12-16 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-12-3 ATS. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-19 and 10-15 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Illinois Fighting Illini produce a 12-13-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers have gone 15-10 against the totals betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 282-rated Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 223-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Minnesota is ranked No. 214 in NCAA basketball at 34.48 per game. Contrast that with Illinois's No. 247 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois is the No. 61-ranked team in the country at 8.21 per game, while Minnesota rates No. 180 at 6.44 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Gophers blew out Rutgers on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 83-61 win at Williams Arena.

Illinois was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Indiana and falling by a 74-47 score at State Farm Center.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games
  • Minnesota is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games
  • Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Wisconsin, Wednesday, March 2nd
Illinois at Maryland, Thursday, March 3rd