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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Line and Trends Report

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Minnesota Golden Gophers taking on the Illinois Fighting Illini Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Golden Gophers opened as 0-point 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 Minnesota Golden Gophers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 11-9 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Illinois Fighting Illini are 10-12 ATS. Minnesota Golden Gophers are 10-10 on betting the total; Illinois Fighting Illini are 10-12.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Illinois Fighting Illini at No. 177 and the Minnesota Golden Gophers at No. 149 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Illinois's No. 149 nationally ranked offense (74.09 points per game) against a Minnesota Golden Gophers defense that sits as the No. 56 at 67.73 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini have been averaging 45.41% from the field, more than the Golden Gophers have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota got 23 points from Akeem Springs but lost anyway, 85-78, to Maryland on Saturday at Williams Arena.

The Fighting Illini got 10 points from Malcolm Hill, but it was Wisconsin that prevailed in a 57-43 final on Tuesday at State Farm Center.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games
  • Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 6 games
  • Illinois is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Iowa, Wednesday, February 8th
Illinois at Northwestern, Tuesday, February 7th