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Wisconsin Badgers vs Illinois Fighting Illini: Don Best Odds & Insights for 2/27/2021

A game after he went off for 24 points in an 86-70 win over Nebraska, Kofi Cockburn leads the No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini (17-6) on the road against the No. 23 Wisconsin Badgers (16-8) on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The Fighting Illini are underdogs by 4.5 points in the matchup, which airs at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has a point total of 136.

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Betting Information

Wisconsin vs Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Wisconsin -4.5 -110 -110 136 -110 -110 -200 170

ATS Records for Wisconsin and Illinois

Wisconsin and Illinois Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 4.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Wisconsin 14-7 7-2 21-0
Illinois 13-7 3-4 21-0

Wisconsin Leaders

  • The Badgers points and assists leader is D'Mitrik Trice. He averages 13.5 points per game and contributes 4.0 assists.
  • The squad is led in rebounds by Micah Potter's 6.2 per game.
  • The Badgers are paced by Brad Davison from long distance -- he makes 1.9 shots from downtown per game.
  • Davison leads the team with 1.1 steals per game. Nate Reuvers collects 1.2 blocks a game to pace Wisconsin.

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Illinois Leaders

  • Ayo Dosunmu's excellent performances 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.
  • The Fighting Illini leading rebounder is Cockburn with 10.0 per game. He also scores 17.7 points per game.
  • The 2.1 three-pointers Trent Frazier makes per game are a team-high mark for the Fighting Illini.
  • The Fighting Illini leaders in steals and blocks are Frazier (1.4 steals per game) and Cockburn (1.4 blocks per game).

Wisconsin vs Illinois: Last 4 Meetings

Wisconsin and Illinois have a tied 2-2 record in their last four head-to-head matchups. The Fighting Illini have a 2-0 record against the spread in those contests with the Badgers.

Wisconsin vs Illinois (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2021 Illinois -4 135.5 -189 +155 Regular Season 75-60 ILL
1/8/2020 Wisconsin -4.5 126 -205 +166 Regular Season 71-70 ILL
2/18/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-58 WISC
1/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-60 WISC

Points Insights

  • The Badgers average 69.8 points per contest, only 0.6 more points than the 69.2 the Fighting Illini allow their opponents.
  • When Wisconsin scores more than 69.2 points, it is 10-0 against the spread and 10-1 overall.
  • When Illinois gives up more than 69.8 points, it is 3-6 against the spread and 6-5 overall.
  • The Fighting Illini put up 18.8 more points per game (81.5) than the Badgers allow their opponents to score (62.7).
  • Illinois is 13-0 against the spread and 17-6 overall when it scores more than 62.7 points.
  • Wisconsin has a 0-0 record overall and an ATS record of 0-0 in games when its opponents score more than 81.5 points.
  • The Badgers have put up a total of 171 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 7.1 per game), and the Fighting Illini have out-scored opponents by 284 points on the season (12.3 more per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Badgers average 33.2 rebounds per game, -6.1 boards per contest fewer than the Fighting Illini.
  • Illinois is 13-4 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. Wisconsin is 7-6 when they lose the rebounding battle.
  • The Badgers average 7.5 offensive boards per game, -2.7 rebounds fewer than the Fighting Illini.
  • The Fighting Illini are 9-3 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Badgers are 7-3 when they trail in offensive rebounds.
  • Rebounding margin is a weakness for Wisconsin with a mark of -0.5 rebounds per game. Illinois routinely has an advantage on the boards, averaging a margin of +9.7.

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