Michigan State vs Illinois: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 23, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 23, 2021

The Michigan State Spartans (11-9) and the No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini (16-5) play at Breslin Center on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 PM ET on FS1. Michigan State is a  underdog the point total is in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 23, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Michigan State Betting Information

  • The Spartans are under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 4-13
  • Only 8 of 17 Michigan State games this season (47.1%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • In their last game, the Spartans got a team-high 27 points from Aaron Henry on the way to a 78-71 victory against Indiana on Saturday. They covered the spread as 6.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 149 points to hit the over on the 134.5 point total.

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

Michigan State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Aaron Henry 20 15.0 5.5 3.5 1.3 1.3 0.9
Joey Hauser 20 10.2 6.4 1.6 0.5 0.2 1.3
Joshua Langford 19 9.8 2.6 1.8 0.4 0.2 1.5
Gabe Brown 17 7.7 2.2 0.4 0.5 0.5 1.6
Rocket Watts 20 7.6 1.6 3.0 0.1 0.0 0.9

Illinois Betting Information

  • Illinois has regularly covered the spread this season with a record ATS of 12-7-1.
  • 11 of Illinois’ 20 games (55%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • Their last time out, the Fighting Illini saw Kofi Cockburn put up a team-high 22 points to lead them to a 94-63 win against Minnesota on Saturday. They were 4-point favorites and covered the spread, and the teams scored 157 total points to top the 145.5-point over/under.

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 21 21.2 6.2 5.3 1.1 0.2 1.3
Kofi Cockburn 21 17.6 10.3 0.1 0.2 1.5 0.0
Trent Frazier 21 10.2 2.9 2.7 1.5 0.0 2.0
Adam Miller 21 8.5 2.6 0.8 0.6 0.0 1.9
Andre Curbelo 21 7.4 3.2 4.2 0.9 0.1 0.1

Total Facts

  • In Michigan State’s matchups this season, the Spartans and their opponents have exceeded Tuesday’s total of 144 points 11 times (55% of opportunities).
  • In 14 out of Illinois’ 21 games this year (66.7%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the over/under in Tuesday’s matchup.
  • The Spartans average 70.8 points per game against the Fighting Illini’s 81.8, amounting to 8.6 points over the contest’s total of 144.
  • This matchup’s total is 3.7 fewer points than the 140.3 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Spartans games is 142.5 points, 1.5 fewer than the over/under of 144 points for this contest.
  • Fighting Illini games have a total points bet of 150.3 points this season, 6.3 points more than the over/under for this contest.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/11/2020 Michigan State Illinois -2.5 141 -145 +120 Regular Season 70-69 MICHST
1/2/2020 Michigan State Michigan State -10 145 -591 +415 Regular Season 76-56 MICHST
2/5/2019 N/A Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-74 ILL

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