Illinois vs Penn State: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 19, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 19, 2021

The Penn State Nittany Lions are expected to extend a four-game losing streak when they visit the No. 22 Illinois Fighting Illini as  underdogs at 8:30 PM ET on Tuesday, January 19 at State Farm Center. The matchup airs on BTN. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 19, 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 has a 7-5-1 record ATS this year.
  • When favored by at least 8.5 points, the Fighting Illini are 3-2 against the spread this season.
  • The Fighting Illini and their opponents have hit the over in 8 of 13 games this season (61.5%).

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 14 22.4 6.7 4.9 0.8 0.3 1.4
Kofi Cockburn 14 17.1 10.1 0.1 0.1 1.3 0.0
Adam Miller 14 9.6 2.3 0.6 0.6 0.0 2.0
Andre Curbelo 14 8.8 3.2 4.4 1.1 0.1 0.2
Trent Frazier 14 8.4 2.9 3.0 1.1 0.1 1.7

Penn State Betting Information

  • The Nittany Lions have outperformed the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 4-3.
  • For the second time this season, the Nittany Lions are at least an 8.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 1-0 against the spread.
  • The Nittany Lions and their opponents have typically not covered the total points bet this season, only hitting the over in 42.9% (3) of their seven games played.

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

Penn State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Myreon Jones 8 15.4 2.6 2.4 1.5 0.1 2.5
Izaiah Brockington 8 14.8 5.3 1.3 1.0 0.4 1.1
Seth Lundy 8 11.9 3.5 0.4 0.4 1.0 1.6
Sam Sessoms 8 11.5 1.4 2.6 1.6 0.3 1.3
John Harrar 8 7.9 7.5 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.0

Total Facts

  • Illinois’ games this season have gone over the point total for Tuesday’s matchup (152 points) in seven out of 14 opportunities (50% of matchups).
  • Four Penn State games this year (50% of its matchups) ended with a final point total greater than Tuesday’s over/under of 152 points.
  • The point total for the game of 152 is 8.7 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Fighting Illini (83.1 points per game) and the Nittany Lions (77.6 points per game).
  • The 145.9 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 6.1 fewer than the 152 total in this contest.
  • The Fighting Illini have seen a 152.3 average over/under in their games this season, 0.3 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • Nittany Lions games have a total points bet of 154.4 points this season, 2.4 points more than the over/under for this game.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/23/2020 Illinois Penn State -3.5 149.5 -181 +146 Regular Season 98-81 ILL
2/18/2020 Penn State Penn State -5.5 142.5 -244 +191 Regular Season 62-56 ILL
3/10/2019 N/A Penn State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-56 PENNST
2/23/2019 N/A Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-76 PENNST

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