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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights: Don Best Big Ten Tournament Odds & Insights for 3/12/2021

The No. 2 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (20-6) are favored by 7.5 points in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals over the No. 7 seed Rutgers Scarlet Knights (15-10). The teams will hit the court Friday at 6:30 PM ET live on BTN, with the winner moving closer to a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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Illinois vs Rutgers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Illinois -7.5 -110 -110 137 -110 -110 N/A N/A

ATS Records for Illinois and Rutgers

Illinois and Rutgers Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 7.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Illinois 16-7 2-2 24-0
Rutgers 12-7-2 2-0 24-0

Illinois Leaders

  • Ayo Dosunmu leads the Fighting Illini in scoring (20.9 points per game) and assisting (5.2 assists per game).
  • Illinois' rebounding leader is Kofi Cockburn, who pulls down 9.6 per game.
  • Trent Frazier averages 2.0 threes per game to pace the Fighting Illini.
  • Illinois' steals leader is Frazier, who averages 1.4 per game. Cockburn leads the team averaging 1.3 blocks a contest.

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Rutgers Leaders

  • The Scarlet Knights leader in scoring is Ron Harper Jr. with 15.2 points per game. He also adds 6.1 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists per game.
  • The Scarlet Knights leaders in rebounds and assists are Myles Johnson (8.8 rebounds per game) and Jacob Young (3.6 assists per game).
  • The Scarlet Knights are led by Harper from beyond the arc -- he makes 1.8 shots from deep per game.
  • The Scarlet Knights leaders in steals and blocks are Young (1.8 steals per game) and Johnson (2.5 blocks per game).

Illinois vs Rutgers: Last 4 Meetings

Illinois and Rutgers have a tied 2-2 record in their last four head-to-head matchups. In those games against the Fighting Illini, the Scarlet Knights have a 3-0 record against the spread.

Illinois vs Rutgers (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/20/2020 Illinois -2 140.5 -132 +110 Regular Season 91-88 RUTGERS
2/15/2020 Rutgers -4.5 129.5 -210 +170 Regular Season 72-57 RUTGERS
1/11/2020 Illinois -5.5 133.5 -240 +195 Regular Season 54-51 ILL
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 99-94 ILL

Points Insights

  • The 80.7 points per game the Fighting Illini record are 13.3 more points than the Scarlet Knights give up (67.4).
  • Illinois has a 19-5 record overall and a 15-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 67.4 points.
  • When Rutgers allows more than 80.7 points, it is 0-0 against the spread and 1-0 overall.
  • The Scarlet Knights score an average of 70 points per game, just 1.5 more points than the 68.5 the Fighting Illini give up.
  • Rutgers is 9-0-2 against the spread and 11-1 overall when it scores more than 68.5 points.
  • Illinois is 3-6 against the spread and 6-5 overall when it allows its opponents to score more than 70 points.
  • The Fighting Illini have out-scored their opponents by a total of 317 points this season (12.2 points per game on average), and the Scarlet Knights have put up 67 more points than their opponents on the year (2.6 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Fighting Illini and the Scarlet Knights are similar rebounding teams, with the squads averaging and 39.5 and 35.1 rebounds per game, respectively.
  • When Illinois earns the rebounding advantage they are 16-4 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Rutgers is 4-5-1.
  • The Fighting Illini and the Scarlet Knights grab offensive rebounds at almost the same rate (10.2 and 9.5 offensive rebounds per game, respectively).
  • When the Fighting Illini grab the most offensive rebounds they are 10-3 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, the Scarlet Knights are 6-4-1.
  • Both teams thrive on the boards. Illinois records an average rebounding margin of +9.8 rebounds per game. Rutgers averages a margin of +0.2 rebounds.

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