Illinois vs Ohio State: Big Ten Championship Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 14, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 14, 2021

The Big Ten conference title and an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket are on the line when the No. 2 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (22-6) and the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes (21-8) meet on Sunday at 3:30 PM ET, live on CBS. Illinois is favored by six points for this championship game.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 14, 2021, 1:10 PM 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 17-8-1.
  • The Fighting Illini have a winning record against the spread when favored by 6 points or more, going 7-6-1 this season.
  • The Fighting Illini and their opponents have hit the over in 14 of 26 games this season (53.8%).
  • The Fighting Illini knocked off Iowa 82-71 and covered the spread as 3-point favorites, while falling short of the 154 point total in their last outing on Saturday. Kofi Cockburn totaled a team-high 26 points in the victory.

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 25 20.9 6.2 5.4 1.1 0.2 1.1
Kofi Cockburn 28 17.6 9.6 0.1 0.3 1.3 0.0
Trent Frazier 28 10.4 2.8 2.7 1.4 0.1 1.9
Andre Curbelo 28 8.9 3.9 4.0 1.0 0.1 0.2
Adam Miller 28 8.3 2.8 0.8 0.6 0.0 1.8

Ohio State Betting Information

  • The Buckeyes have outperformed the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 14-13.
  • As at least a 6-point underdog, the Buckeyes often meet expectations with a 6-4 record against the spread.
  • 50% of Ohio State’s 27 games this season have reached the over/under.
  • The Buckeyes took down Michigan 68-67 and covered the spread as 5.5-point underdogs, while falling short of the 142.5 point total in their most recent game on Saturday. Duane Washington Jr. totaled a team-high 24 points in the victory.

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

Ohio State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
E.J. Liddell 27 16.1 6.4 1.6 0.6 1.0 1.0
Duane Washington Jr. 29 15.8 3.0 3.0 0.4 0.0 2.8
Justice Sueing 29 10.5 5.7 1.6 1.0 0.2 0.7
CJ Walker 25 9.1 3.0 4.4 0.9 0.1 0.5
Kyle Young 27 8.6 5.5 1.3 0.4 0.6 0.5

Total Facts

  • Illinois and its opponents have hit the over on Sunday’s 147.5 total in 16 out of 28 games (57.1%) this year.
  • In 37.9% of Ohio State’s games this season (11 of 29), the total points scored was greater than Sunday’s 147.5-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 158.1 points per game, 10.6 points more than the over/under of 147.5 for this contest.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 138.9 points per game, 8.6 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Fighting Illini games is 149.6 points, 2.1 more than the over/under of 147.5 points for this contest.
  • Buckeyes games have an over/under of 147.2 points this season, 0.3 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/6/2021 Ohio State Ohio State -2 150 -139 +116 Regular Season 73-68 ILL
1/16/2021 Illinois Illinois -7.5 145.5 -329 +261 Regular Season 87-81 OHIOST
3/5/2020 Ohio State Ohio State -5.5 132 -243 +193 Regular Season 71-63 OHIOST
2/14/2019 N/A Ohio State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 63-56 ILL
12/5/2018 N/A Neutral Court N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-67 OHIOST

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