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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan State Spartans: Don Best Odds & Insights for 2/23/2021

The No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini (16-5) will try to extend a seven-game win streak when they visit the Michigan State Spartans (11-9) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Breslin Center as 7-point favorites. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on FS1. The matchup has a point total of 142.

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Illinois vs Michigan State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Illinois -7 -110 -110 142 -110 -110 -300 240

ATS Records for Illinois and Michigan State

Illinois and Michigan State Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 7+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Illinois 13-6 3-2 20-0
Michigan State 9-8 3-2 20-0

Illinois Leaders

  • Ayo Dosunmu leads the Fighting Illini in points and assists. He contributes 21.2 points per game while adding 5.3 assists.
  • Illinois is led in rebounds by Kofi Cockburn's 10.3 per game.
  • The Fighting Illini are led by Trent Frazier from beyond the arc -- he hits 2.0 shots from deep per game.
  • Frazier leads the team with 1.5 steals per game. Cockburn collects 1.5 blocks a contest to pace Illinois.

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Michigan State Leaders

  • Aaron Henry's excellent showing this season give him the top spot on the Spartans scoring and assists leaderboards with 15.0 points per game and 3.5 assists per game.
  • Joey Hauser collects all of the boards and is the Michigan State leader in rebounds, getting 6.4 per game.
  • The Spartans are led by Gabe Brown from long distance -- he connects on 1.6 shots from downtown per game.
  • Henry is the steals leader for the Michigan State with 1.3 steals per game and Marcus Bingham Jr. leads the squad in blocks with 1.3 per game.

Illinois vs Michigan State: Last 3 Meetings

The Spartans have a 2-1 record in the last three matchups with the Fighting Illini. Neither team has an advantage against the spread in those head-to-head meetings. The Fighting Illini and the Spartans have a 1-1 ATS record.

Illinois vs Michigan State (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/11/2020 Michigan State -2.5 141 -145 +120 Regular Season 70-69 MSU
1/2/2020 Michigan State -10 145 -591 +415 Regular Season 76-56 MSU
2/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-74 ILL

Points Insights

  • The 81.8 points per game the Fighting Illini put up are 10.1 more points than the Spartans allow (71.7).
  • When Illinois puts up more than 71.7 points, it is 14-3 overall and 11-0 against the spread.
  • Michigan State has recorded a 1-3 record against the spread and a 1-3 record overall in games when it allows more than 81.8 points.
  • The Spartans put up just 2.2 more points per game (70.8) than the Fighting Illini give up (68.6).
  • Michigan State is 7-0 against the spread and 8-2 overall when it scores more than 68.6 points.
  • Illinois is 3-5 against the spread and 5-4 overall when it allows more than 70.8 points.
  • The Fighting Illini have totaled 277 more points than their opponents this season (13.2 per game on average), while the Spartans have been out-scored by 18 total points (0.9 per game average differential).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Fighting Illini and the Spartans rebound at around the same clip, with the teams averaging and 39.1 and 37 boards per game, respectively.
  • The Fighting Illini are 13-3 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Spartans are 1-3 when they lose the rebounding battle.
  • The Fighting Illini average 9.9 offensive boards per game, -1 rebounds fewer than the Spartans.
  • The Spartans are 6-6 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Fighting Illini are 3-3 when they trail in offensive rebounds.
  • Both teams thrive on the boards. Illinois records an average rebounding margin of +9.7 rebounds per game. Michigan State averages a margin of +four rebounds.

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