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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats: Don Best Odds & Insights for 2/16/2021

The No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini (14-5) are heavily favored (-13) to continue a five-game win streak when they host the Northwestern Wildcats (6-12) at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at State Farm Center. The matchup airs on BTN. The point total is set at 144 in the matchup.

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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 -13 -110 -110 144 -110 -110 -880 630

ATS Records for Illinois and Northwestern

Illinois and Northwestern Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 13+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Illinois 11-6 1-0 18-0
Northwestern 5-12 2-0 17-0

Illinois Leaders

  • Ayo Dosunmu leads the Fighting Illini in scoring (21.7 points per game) and assisting (5.1 assists per game).
  • Kofi Cockburn paces Illinois with 10.6 rebounds per game.
  • Trent Frazier is the top three-point shooter for the Fighting Illini, knocking down 2.0 per game.
  • Illinois' blocks leader is Cockburn, who averages 1.6 per game. Frazier leads the team averaging 1.3 steals a contest.

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Northwestern Leaders

  • The Wildcats leader in scoring is Chase Audige with 12.8 points per game. He also adds 3.6 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists per game.
  • When it comes to Northwestern leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Pete Nance with 6.8 rebounds per game and Boo Buie with 4.4 assists per game.
  • Buie hits 1.7 three-pointers per game, the top mark for the Wildcats.
  • The Wildcats leaders in steals and blocks are Audige (1.4 steals per game) and Nance (0.8 blocks per game).

Illinois vs Northwestern: Last 5 Meetings

Illinois has a 4-1 record in the last five matchups with Northwestern. In those games against the Wildcats, the Fighting Illini have a 2-1 record against the spread.

Illinois vs Northwestern (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/7/2021 Illinois -6.5 147 -295 +231 Regular Season 81-56 ILL
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 score 9.5 more points per game (81.6) than the Wildcats give up (72.1).
  • When Illinois scores more than 72.1 points, it is 12-3 overall and 9-0 against the spread.
  • Northwestern has a 0-3 record against the spread and a 0-3 record overall when allowing more than 81.6 points.
  • The Wildcats' 73.2 points per game are just 4.2 more points than the 69 the Fighting Illini allow.
  • When it scores more than 69 points, Northwestern is 5-0 against the spread and 6-7 overall.
  • Illinois is 2-4 against the spread and 3-4 overall when it gives up more than 73.2 points.
  • The Fighting Illini have totaled 239 more points than their opponents this season (12.6 per game on average), and the Wildcats have scored 20 more points than their opponents (1.1 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Fighting Illini average 39.5 rebounds per game, outrebounding the Wildcats by 6.8 boards per contest.
  • Illinois is 11-3 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. Northwestern is 3-11 when they lose the rebounding battle.
  • The Fighting Illini average 10 offensive boards per game, outgaining the Wildcats by three rebounds per contest.
  • The Fighting Illini are 7-2 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Wildcats are 3-10 when they trail in offensive rebounding.
  • Illinois records an average rebounding margin of +10.1 rebounds per game, and Northwestern averages a margin of -2.4 rebounds.

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