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Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini: Don Best Odds & Insights for 3/2/2021

The No. 2 Michigan Wolverines (18-1) are 8-point favorites as they try to continue a seven-game winning streak when they host the No. 4 Illinois Fighting Illini (18-6) on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Crisler Center. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup's point total is set at 146.5.

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Betting Information

Michigan vs Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Michigan -8 -105 -115 146.5 -110 -110 -345 275

ATS Records for Michigan and Illinois

Michigan and Illinois Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 8+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Michigan 16-2 2-1 19-0
Illinois 14-7 2-2 22-0

Michigan Leaders

  • The Wolverines points and rebounds leader is Hunter Dickinson. He puts up 14.8 points per game and adds 7.8 rebounds.
  • Mike Smith paces the squad with 5.2 assists per game.
  • Isaiah Livers connects on 2.5 three-pointers per game, the top mark for the Wolverines.
  • Michigan's steals leader is Franz Wagner, who averages 1.4 per game. Dickinson leads the team averaging 1.6 blocks a game.

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Illinois Leaders

  • Ayo Dosunmu's excellent showing this season give him the top spot on the Fighting Illini scoring and assists leaderboards with 21.0 points per game and 5.3 assists per game.
  • Kofi Cockburn collects all of the boards and is the Illinois leader in rebounds, pulling down 9.9 per game.
  • Trent Frazier averages 2.0 made threes per game to lead the Fighting Illini.
  • Frazier is the steals leader for the Illinois with 1.4 steals per game and Cockburn leads the squad in blocks with 1.3 per game.

Michigan vs Illinois: Last 3 Meetings

The Fighting Illini lead the last three head-to-head matchups 2-1 over the Wolverines. The Fighting Illini have covered the spread more often than not against the Wolverines, holding a 1-0 record ATS in those head-to-head meetings.

Michigan vs Illinois (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/25/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-62 ILL
12/11/2019 Illinois -1.5 144.5 -126 +103 Regular Season 71-62 ILL
1/10/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-69 MICH

Points Insights

  • The Wolverines score 9.6 more points per game (78.8) than the Fighting Illini allow (69.2).
  • Michigan has a 14-0 record against the spread and a 16-0 record overall when putting up more than 69.2 points.
  • Illinois has a 1-4 record against the spread and a 1-5 record overall when giving up more than 78.8 points.
  • The Fighting Illini average 16 more points per game (81.2) than the Wolverines give up (65.2).
  • Illinois has compiled an 18-5 overall record and a 14-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 65.2 points.
  • Michigan has a 2-0 record overall and an ATS record of 1-0 in games when its opponents score more than 81.2 points.
  • The Wolverines have totaled 259 more points than their opponents this season (13.6 per game on average), and the Fighting Illini have scored 289 more points than their opponents (12 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Wolverines and the Fighting Illini rebound at around the same clip, with the teams averaging and 37.7 and 39.3 boards per game, respectively.
  • The Fighting Illini are 14-4 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Wolverines are 0-0 when they lose the rebounding advantage
  • The Wolverines average 8.9 offensive rebounds per game, -1.1 rebounds less than the Fighting Illini.
  • The Fighting Illini are 9-3 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Wolverines are 7-0 when they trail in offensive rebounds.
  • Rebounding has been a pillar for both teams this year. Michigan records an average rebounding margin of +8.3 rebounds per game. Illinois averages a margin of +9.8 rebounds.

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