Illinois Vs Minnesota: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – January 16, 2023

Written By Staff on January 15, 2023

The Illinois Fighting Illini (12-5, 3-3 Big Ten) hope to build on a three-game winning streak when they visit the Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-8, 1-4 Big Ten) at 6:00 PM ET on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Williams Arena. The matchup airs on Big Ten Network. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Fighting Illini’s (-417 to win on the moneyline) matchup with the Golden Gophers (+316).

The insights in the article below use the latest odds as of January 16, 2023 at 5:38 PM ET.

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Illinois vs Minnesota Betting Odds

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Illinois Offense Vs. Minnesota Defense

Illinois Offense Stats (Rank) Minnesota Defense
76.8 (71) Points/Gm 67.5 (131)
13.3 (45) Possessions/Game 12.6 (297)
46.0 (104) Field Goal % 42.0 (106)
33.2 (232) 3PT % 34.5 (234)
53.5 (73) Effective FG % 47.7 (100)
56.3 (121) True Shooting % 51.6 (69)

Minnesota Offense Vs. Illinois Defense

Minnesota Offense Stats (Rank) Illinois Defense
64.7 (339) Points/Gm 63.9 (48)
12.6 (63) Possessions/Game 13.3 (319)
43.6 (229) Field Goal % 39.2 (19)
33.3 (223) 3PT % 31.4 (82)
50.0 (234) Effective FG % 44.2 (14)
52.1 (289) True Shooting % 48.7 (16)

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Illinois Betting Insights

  • Illinois has covered 10 times in 17 chances against the spread this season.
  • The Fighting Illini are 5-3 ATS this season when playing as at least 8.5-point favorites.
  • Illinois and its opponents have combined to go over the point total eight out of 17 times this season.
  • In 10 of 17 games this season, the Fighting Illini and their opponents have gone over 136.5 points.
  • The average point total in Illinois’ games this year is 140.6, 4.1 more than this matchup’s over/under.

Minnesota Betting Insights

  • Minnesota has put together a 7-8-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Golden Gophers have an ATS record of 4-0 when playing as at least 8.5-point underdogs this season.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the point total four out of 15 times this year.
  • The Golden Gophers have played four games this season that finished with a combined score higher than 136.5 points.
  • The average total for Minnesota’s games this season is 132.1 points, 4.4 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

Illinois Key Players

  • The Fighting Illini rebounds and assists leader is Coleman Hawkins. He averages 6.2 rebounds and contributes 3.5 assists per game.
  • Illinois is led in scoring by Terrence Shannon Jr.’s 18.0 points per game.
  • Shannon is the top three-point shooter for the Fighting Illini, knocking down 1.8 per game.
  • Illinois’ blocks leader is Dain Dainja, who averages 1.5 per game. Shannon leads the team averaging 1.3 steals a contest.

Minnesota Key Players

  • Dawson Garcia leads the team in both scoring (15.5 points per game) and rebounding (6.7 rebounds per game).
  • The Minnesota leader in assists is Ta’lon Cooper with 6.3 assists per game.
  • Jamison Battle makes more threes per game than any other member of the Golden Gophers, averaging 2.5 treys per game.
  • Cooper is tops on Minnesota in both steals (1.1) and blocks (1.1) per game.
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