Michigan vs Illinois: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 2, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 2, 2021

The No. 3 Michigan Wolverines (18-1) are favored () to build on a seven-game win streak when they host the No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini (18-6) at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 2 at Crisler Center. The game airs on ESPN. The over/under is  in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 1, 2021, 1:20 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Michigan Betting Information

  • Michigan is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 15-3.
  • The Wolverines are 6-1 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least an 8.5-point favorite.
  • In 44.4% of its games this season (8/18), Michigan and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Wolverines beat Indiana 73-57 in their last contest on Saturday. Franz Wagner put up a team-high 21 points to help lead the team to victory. They covered the spread as 8-point favorites, and the teams combined to fall short of the 138.5 point total.

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

Michigan Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Hunter Dickinson 19 14.8 7.8 0.9 0.3 1.6 0.0
Isaiah Livers 19 14.5 6.2 2.2 0.6 0.8 2.5
Franz Wagner 19 13.3 6.4 2.9 1.4 1.0 1.2
Mike Smith 19 8.7 2.8 5.2 0.5 0.0 1.2
Eli Brooks 18 8.7 3.1 3.1 1.2 0.3 1.2

Illinois Betting Information

  • With a 14-8-1 record ATS this season, Illinois has outplayed expectations.
  • The Fighting Illini earn a 5-4 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least an 8.5-point underdog.
  • 39.1% of Illinois’ 23 games this season have missed the over/under.
  • Their last time out, the Fighting Illini saw Kofi Cockburn score a team-high 19 points to lead them to a 74-69 win over Wisconsin on Saturday. They covered the spread as 4.5-point underdogs, and the teams scored 143 total points to top the 135.5-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 22 21.0 6.3 5.3 1.1 0.3 1.3
Kofi Cockburn 24 17.7 9.9 0.1 0.2 1.3 0.0
Trent Frazier 24 10.4 3.0 2.7 1.4 0.0 2.0
Adam Miller 24 8.5 2.6 0.8 0.6 0.0 1.8
Andre Curbelo 24 8.1 3.8 4.2 1.0 0.1 0.2

Total Facts

  • Michigan and its opponents have gone over Tuesday’s 149.5 total in seven out of 19 games (36.8%) this season.
  • 13 Illinois games this year (54.2% of its matchups) finished with a final point total higher than Tuesday’s total of 149.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 160 points per game, 10.5 points more than the total of 149.5 for this matchup.
  • This game’s point total is 15.1 fewer points than the 134.4 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • The Wolverines have seen a 144.1 average over/under in their games this season, 5.4 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 0.9 points separates the average total points bet in Fighting Illini games (150.4 points) and this matchup’s over/under (149.5 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/25/2020 N/A Michigan N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-62 ILL
12/11/2019 Illinois Illinois -1.5 144.5 -126 +103 Regular Season 71-62 ILL
1/10/2019 N/A Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-69 MICH

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