Illinois vs Nebraska Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Big Ten Tournament

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Illinois vs Nebraska Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Big Ten Tournament

The No. 2 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (24-8, 14-6 Big Ten) and the No. 3 seed Nebraska Cornhuskers (23-9, 12-8 Big Ten) face off in the Big Ten tournament Saturday at Target Center, tipping off at 3:30 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Illinois vs. Nebraska Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 16, 2024
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Arena: Target Center

Before you wager on Saturday's Illinois-Nebraska spread (Illinois -4.5) or total (154.5 points), read the betting trends and insights below.

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Illinois vs. Nebraska: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Illinois has compiled an 18-14-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Nebraska has won 21 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 11 times.
  • Illinois covers the spread when it is a 4.5-point favorite or more 50% of the time. That's more often than Nebraska covers as an underdog of 4.5 or more (42.9%).
  • The Fighting Illini have done a better job covering the spread when playing on the road (7-4-0) than they have in home games (9-9-0).
  • In 2023-24 against the spread, the Cornhuskers have a better winning percentage at home (.789, 15-4-0 record) than away (.364, 4-7-0).
  • Against the spread, in conference play, Illinois is 12-9-0 this year.
  • Nebraska has 14 wins against the spread in 21 Big Ten games this year.

Illinois vs. Nebraska: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Illinois has been chosen as the moneyline favorite in 26 games this year and has walked away with the win 21 times (80.8%) in those games.
  • This season, the Fighting Illini have come away with a win 16 times in 18 chances when named as a favorite of at least -210 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • Nebraska has gone 4-8 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.3% of those games).
  • The Cornhuskers are 2-4 (winning just 33.3% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline underdog of +172 or longer.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Illinois has a 67.7% chance of walking away with the win.

Illinois vs. Nebraska Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Illinois is outscoring opponents by 10.7 points per game with a +344 scoring differential overall. It puts up 83.7 points per game (11th in college basketball) and gives up 73 per outing (223rd in college basketball).
  • Terrence Shannon Jr.'s 21.9 points per game lead Illinois and rank fifth in the nation.
  • Nebraska has a +258 scoring differential, topping opponents by 8.1 points per game. It is putting up 77.3 points per game, 77th in college basketball, and is giving up 69.2 per outing to rank 96th in college basketball.
  • Nebraska's leading scorer, Keisei Tominaga, is 297th in the nation, scoring 14.8 points per game.
  • The Fighting Illini win the rebound battle by 8.6 boards on average. They collect 41.4 rebounds per game, which ranks seventh in college basketball, while their opponents pull down 32.8 per contest.
  • Quincy Guerrier paces the team with 6.6 rebounds per game (225th in college basketball action).
  • The 38 rebounds per game the Cornhuskers accumulate rank 60th in the country. Their opponents grab 37.1.
  • Rienk Mast leads the team with 7.8 rebounds per game (103rd in college basketball).
  • Illinois ranks 19th in college basketball with 104 points scored per 100 possessions, and 106th in college basketball defensively with 90.7 points conceded per 100 possessions.
  • The Cornhuskers score 98 points per 100 possessions (105th in college basketball), while conceding 87.8 points per 100 possessions (45th in college basketball).

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