Illinois vs Northwestern: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 7, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 7, 2021

The No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini are  favorites as they try to extend a three-game winning streak when they visit the Northwestern Wildcats on Thursday, January 7, at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The contest airs at 9:00 PM ET on BTN. The matchup’s over/under is .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 7, 2021, 2:13 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Illinois Betting Information

  • Illinois has played to a 6-3-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Fighting Illini are 3-1-1 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least an 7.5-point favorite.
  • The Fighting Illini and their opponents have hit the over in 7 of 10 games this season (70%).
  • In their last game, the Fighting Illini got a team-high 14 points from Kofi Cockburn on the way to a 66-58 win against Purdue on Saturday. They were favored by 8 points and played to a push, and the teams combined to score 124 points to fall short of the 148 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 11 23.0 7.0 5.0 0.8 0.4 1.5
Kofi Cockburn 11 16.9 9.9 0.2 0.2 1.3 0.0
Andre Curbelo 11 9.7 3.4 4.5 1.1 0.1 0.3
Adam Miller 11 8.9 1.8 0.8 0.6 0.0 1.6
Trent Frazier 11 8.6 3.3 2.7 1.1 0.1 1.7
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Northwestern Betting Information

  • Northwestern has routinely covered the spread this season with a record ATS of 4-3.
  • For the second time this season, the Wildcats are at least an 7.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 1-0 against the spread.
  • 42.9% of Northwestern’s 7 games this season have topped the over/under.
  • The Wildcats lost to Michigan 85-66 and failed to cover the spread as 9-point underdogs, while hitting the over on the 145 point total on Sunday in their most recent contest. Robbie Beran put up a team-high 14 points in the loss.

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

Northwestern Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Miller Kopp 9 14.4 2.7 1.7 1.0 0.2 2.1
Chase Audige 9 12.6 3.9 1.8 0.9 0.3 1.7
Pete Nance 9 11.7 6.1 1.7 0.6 0.8 0.9
Boo Buie 9 11.4 2.9 5.4 0.7 0.0 1.9
Ryan Young 9 9.0 6.2 1.4 0.3 0.3 0.0

Total Facts

  • Illinois’ games this season have gone over the point total for Thursday’s matchup (150 points) in eight out of 11 opportunities (72.7% of matchups).
  • In 33.3% of Northwestern’s games this season (3 of 9), the total points scored was higher than Thursday’s 150-point over/under.
  • The Fighting Illini average 85.4 points per game against the Wildcats’ 81.7, totaling 17.1 points over the game’s point total of 150.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 136.6 points per game, 13.4 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Fighting Illini have seen a 154.4 average over/under in their games this season, 4.4 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 0.8 points separates this contest’s over/under (150 points) and the average total points bet in Wildcats games (149.2 points) this season.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/27/2020 Illinois Northwestern -6.5 132 -295 +232 Regular Season 74-66 ILL
1/18/2020 Illinois Illinois -12 133 -928 +585 Regular Season 75-71 ILL
3/3/2019 N/A Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-76 ILL
1/6/2019 N/A Northwestern N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-66 NWSTRN

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