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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini: Don Best Odds & Insights for 3/6/2021

The No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes (18-7) are favored (-1.5) to end a three-game losing streak when they host the No. 4 Illinois Fighting Illini (19-6) at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Value City Arena. The matchup airs on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under of 150.5.

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Betting Information

Ohio State vs Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Ohio State -1.5 -110 -110 150.5 -110 -110 -125 105

ATS Records for Ohio State and Illinois

Ohio State and Illinois Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 1.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Ohio State 14-9 8-7 25-0
Illinois 15-7 9-6 23-0

Ohio State Leaders

  • E.J. Liddell leads the Buckeyes in scoring (15.9 points per game) and rebounding (6.7 rebounds per game).
  • CJ Walker paces the squad with 4.2 assists per game.
  • Duane Washington Jr. makes a team-high 2.7 three-pointers per game for the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State's blocks leader is Liddell, who averages 1.1 per game. Justice Sueing leads the team averaging 1.0 steal a game.

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Illinois Leaders

  • Ayo Dosunmu's strong 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 takes the top spot on the Fighting Illini rebounding leaderboard, averaging 9.8 boards per game while adding 17.5 points per game.
  • Trent Frazier is the top three-point shooter for the Fighting Illini, knocking down 2.0 threes per game.
  • The Fighting Illini leaders in steals and blocks are Frazier (1.4 steals per game) and Cockburn (1.3 blocks per game).

Ohio State vs Illinois: Last 4 Meetings

Ohio State has a 3-1 record in the last four matchups against Illinois. The Buckeyes have a 2-0 record against the spread in those contests with the Fighting Illini.

Ohio State vs Illinois (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/16/2021 Illinois -7.5 145.5 -329 +261 Regular Season 87-81 OSU
3/5/2020 Ohio State -5.5 132 -243 +193 Regular Season 71-63 OSU
2/14/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 63-56 ILL
12/5/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-67 OSU

Points Insights

  • The Buckeyes score 8.7 more points per game (77.2) than the Fighting Illini allow (68.5).
  • Ohio State is 17-2 overall and 14-0 against the spread when scoring more than 68.5 points.
  • Illinois is 1-5 overall and 1-4 against the spread when allowing more than 77.2 points.
  • The Fighting Illini's 81 points per game are 11.2 more points than the 69.8 the Buckeyes give up to opponents.
  • Illinois has put together a 13-0 ATS record and a 17-4 overall record in games it scores more than 69.8 points.
  • Ohio State's record is 3-1 against the spread and 4-1 overall when it allows more than 81 points.
  • The Buckeyes have put up a total of 185 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 7.4 per game), and the Fighting Illini have out-scored opponents by 312 points on the season (12.5 more per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Buckeyes and the Fighting Illini rebound at around the same clip, with the teams averaging and 34.9 and 39.6 boards per game, respectively.
  • Illinois is 15-4 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. Ohio State is 2-7 when they lose the rebounding battle.
  • The Buckeyes average 9 offensive boards per game, -1.2 rebounds fewer than the Fighting Illini.
  • The Fighting Illini are 10-3 against the spread when they win the battle on the boards. The Buckeyes are 5-3 when they lose the rebounding edge.
  • Both teams thrive on the boards. Ohio State records an average rebounding margin of +3.2 rebounds per game. Illinois averages a margin of +10.1 rebounds.

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