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Big Ten Tournament - Minnesota Golden Gophers visit Illinois Fighting Illini in NCAA College Basketball Betting

College basketball betting interest will be high on Wednesday when the Golden Gophers of Minnesota hit the hard court against the Fighting Illini of Illinois.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Minnesota Golden Gophers in this one, their betting line was listed as 7-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini bring a 13-18 record (12-14-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-22 Golden Gophers, who are 10-18 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Illinois go 14-14-1 so far and the Minnesota Golden Gophers go 16-12.

This game puts the Illinois Fighting Illini, most recently No. 231 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, who rate No. 247 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Illinois's No. 156 nationally ranked offense (72.29 points per game) against a Minnesota Golden Gophers defense that sits as the No. 181 at 73.63 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini have been averaging 42.89% from the field, more than the Golden Gophers have managed so far this season (40.6% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Gophers were hammered by Rutgers on Saturday, losing by a 75-52 final at Louis Brown Athletic Center in college basketball betting action.

Malcolm Hill chucked in a team-high 39 points for Illinois on Sunday, but they still came up short in losing 86-79 at Bryce Jordan Center.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 2-17 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Illinois
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Illinois
  • Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
  • Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois's last 9 games when playing Minnesota