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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats: Don Best Odds & Insights for 1/7/2021

The No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini (8-3) are 6.5-point favorites as they try to build on a three-game win streak when they visit the Northwestern Wildcats (6-3) on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The game airs at 9:00 PM ET on BTN. The matchup's over/under is set at 148.

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Betting Information

Illinois vs Northwestern Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Illinois -6.5 -110 -110 148 -110 -110 -275 225

ATS Records for Illinois and Northwestern

Illinois and Northwestern Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 6.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Illinois 7-3 2-1 11-0
Northwestern 5-3 2-0 8-0

Illinois Leaders

  • Ayo Dosunmu leads the Fighting Illini in scoring (23.0 points per game) and assisting (5.0 assists per game).
  • Kofi Cockburn paces the team with 9.9 rebounds per game.
  • Da'Monte Williams averages 1.7 made threes per game to pace the Fighting Illini.
  • Trent Frazier leads the team with 1.1 steals per game. Cockburn collects 1.3 blocks a game to pace Illinois.

Northwestern Leaders

  • Miller Kopp owns the Wildcats top spot in scoring with 14.4 points per game and also tacks on 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest.
  • The Northwestern leaders in rebounds and assists are Ryan Young (6.2 rebounds per game) and Boo Buie (5.4 assists per game).
  • Kopp is tops from three-point range for the Wildcats, knocking down 2.1 threes per game.
  • The Wildcats leaders in steals and blocks are Kopp (1.0 steals per game) and Pete Nance (0.8 blocks per game).

Illinois vs Northwestern: Last 4 Meetings

The Fighting Illini have a 3-1 record in the last four games against the Wildcats. The Fighting Illini and the Wildcats have a tied 1-1 record ATS in those head-to-head meetings.

Illinois vs Northwestern (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/27/2020 Illinois -6.5 132 -295 +232 Regular Season 74-66 ILL
1/18/2020 Illinois -12 133 -928 +585 Regular Season 75-71 ILL
3/3/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-76 ILL
1/6/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-66 NWU

Points Insights

  • The Fighting Illini record 85.4 points per game, 17.8 more points than the 67.6 the Wildcats allow.
  • Illinois has a 7-3 record overall and a 6-0 record against the spread when scoring more than 67.6 points.
  • In games Northwestern gives up more than 85.4 points, it is 0-1 against the spread and 0-1 overall.
  • The Wildcats put up an average of 81.7 points per game, 12.7 more points than the 69 the Fighting Illini allow to opponents.
  • Northwestern has gone 6-2 overall and 5-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 69 points.
  • Illinois' record is 0-2 overall and 0-1 against the spread when it gives up more than 81.7 points to its opponents.
  • The Fighting Illini have put up a total of 180 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 16.4 per game), and the Wildcats have out-scored opponents by 127 points on the season (14.1 more per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Fighting Illini average 42 rebounds per game, outrebounding the Wildcats by five boards per contest.
  • When Illinois earns the rebounding advantage they are 7-1 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Northwestern is 3-3.
  • The Fighting Illini average 10.6 offensive boards per game, more than the Wildcats by 2.2 rebounds per contest.
  • The Fighting Illini are 4-1 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Wildcats are 3-3 when they trail in offensive rebounding.
  • Rebounding has been a pillar for both teams this year. Illinois records an average rebounding margin of +13.4 rebounds per game. Northwestern averages a margin of +2.8 rebounds.
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