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College Basketball Betting - Illinois Fighting Illini Wisconsin Badgers Odds

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Wisconsin Badgers vs Illinois Fighting Illini battle Sunday at State Farm Center as the Fighting Illini look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Illinois Fighting Illini betting line as 1-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wisconsin Badgers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Sunday; they are 9-12 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-9-3 ATS. Wisconsin Badgers are 12-9 on betting the total; Illinois Fighting Illini are 10-8-1.

The Fighting Illini - Badgers odds would favor the Badgers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois is rated No. 234 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wisconsin is at No. 102.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Illinois's No. 138-ranked offense, averaging 73.71 PPG, against a Badgers defense that ranks No. 35 at 65.24 PPG. The Fighting Illini field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Badgers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nigel Hayes poured in a team-high 31 points for Wisconsin on Tuesday, as they defeated Indiana 82-79 at Kohl Center.

Illinois suffered a 68-63 loss against Ohio State on Thursday, getting 24 points from Kendrick Nunn in a losing effort at State Farm Center.

Betting Trends
  • Wisconsin is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Wisconsin is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Illinois
  • Illinois is 4-8-3 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Illinois is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Illinois is 2-6-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Illinois is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wisconsin home to Ohio State, Thursday, February 4th
Illinois at Rutgers, Wednesday, February 3rd