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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Wisconsin Badgers Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Illinois looks to cover the Fighting Illini-Badgers pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 13-9 mark when they host Wisconsin in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Illinois sat as 6.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Wisconsin Badgers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Wisconsin Badgers have watched them go 18-3 and 10-8 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Illinois Fighting Illini are at 13-9 and 10-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Illinois Fighting Illini are 10-11, while the Wisconsin Badgers have a 8-10 mark.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Illinois Fighting Illini at No. 177 and the Wisconsin Badgers at No. 9 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Illinois's No. 115-ranked offense, averaging 75.5 PPG, against a Badgers defense that ranks No. 5 at 60.57 PPG. The Fighting Illini field goal percentage has averaged 46.22% so far, less than the Badgers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.28% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ethan Happ poured in a team-high 32 points for Wisconsin on Saturday, as they defeated Rutgers 61-54 at Madison Square Garden.

The Fighting Illini endured a 71-67 loss at the hands of the Nittany Lions on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Malcolm Hill at Bryce Jordan Center.

Betting Trends
  • Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 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 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wisconsin home to Indiana, Sunday, February 5th
Illinois at Minnesota, Saturday, February 4th