Illinois vs Minnesota: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 20, 2021

The No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini (15-5) will look to build on a six-game win streak when they visit the Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-9) on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Williams Arena as 5.5-point favorites. The contest airs at 3:30 PM ET on FOX. The matchup has a point total of 148.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Illinois Betting Information

  • Illinois is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 11-7-1.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Fighting Illini are 6-5-1 against the spread this season.
  • Illinois and its opponents have hit the over in 10 of 19 games this season (52.6%).
  • The Fighting Illini knocked off Northwestern 73-66 in their last contest on Tuesday. Kofi Cockburn totaled a team-high 17 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 13 points and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to go under the 144 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Illinois Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ayo Dosunmu 20 21.3 6.0 5.1 1.1 0.2 1.4
Kofi Cockburn 20 17.4 10.6 0.2 0.3 1.5 0.0
Trent Frazier 20 10.0 2.9 2.6 1.3 0.1 2.0
Adam Miller 20 8.7 2.5 0.7 0.7 0.1 2.0
Andre Curbelo 20 7.6 3.3 4.3 1.0 0.1 0.2

Minnesota Betting Information

  • The Golden Gophers have generally come up short ATS this season, with a 9-10-1 record.
  • As at least a 5.5-point underdog, the Golden Gophers manage an even 3-3-1 record against the spread.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have typically been held under this season, only hitting the over in 45% (9) of their 20 games played.
  • The Golden Gophers lost 82-72 to Indiana in their last contest on Wednesday. Marcus Carr totaled a team-high 19 points in the loss. They failed to cover the spread as 6.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go over the 137.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Minnesota Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Marcus Carr 22 19.4 4.0 5.1 1.2 0.1 2.0
Liam Robbins 22 12.3 6.9 1.0 0.7 2.6 0.8
Gabe Kalscheur 21 9.2 2.9 1.8 0.8 0.1 1.3
Brandon Johnson 21 8.9 6.4 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6
Both Gach 22 7.5 4.1 2.1 0.6 0.0 0.8

Total Facts

  • In Illinois’ matchups this season, the Fighting Illini and their opponents have gone over Saturday’s over/under of 148 points 11 times (55% of opportunities).
  • 10 Minnesota games this year (45.5% of its matchups) ended with a final score greater than Saturday’s point total of 148 points.
  • The Fighting Illini average 81.2 points per game against the Golden Gophers’ 74.8, totaling eight points over the contest’s total of 148.
  • The 141.4 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 6.6 fewer than the 148 total in this contest.
  • The Fighting Illini have seen a 150 average over/under in their games this season, two points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 0.5 points separates this contest’s over/under (148 points) and the average total points bet in Golden Gophers games (147.5 points) this season.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/15/2020 Illinois Illinois -8.5 146.5 -440 +339 Regular Season 92-65 ILL
1/30/2020 Illinois Illinois -6 133.5 -275 +213 Regular Season 59-51 ILL
1/30/2019 N/A Minnesota N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 86-75 MINN
1/16/2019 N/A Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 95-68 ILL

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