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

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

The No. 2 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (23-8, 14-6 Big Ten) will play the No. 10 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (20-12, 9-11 Big Ten) in the Big Ten tournament Friday at Target Center, tipping off at 6:30 PM ET.

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

Illinois vs. Ohio State Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Friday, March 15, 2024
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Big Ten Network
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Arena: Target Center

Illinois vs. Ohio State Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Illinois win (68.1%)

Take a look at some betting trends for Illinois (-5.5) versus Ohio State on Friday. The total is set at 150.5 points for this game.

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Illinois vs. Ohio State: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Illinois has compiled an 18-13-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • Ohio State has compiled a 15-17-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Illinois (9-8) covers a lower percentage of games when it is favored by 5.5 points or more this season (52.9%) than Ohio State (5-0) does as a 5.5+-point underdog (100%).
  • The Fighting Illini have done a better job covering the spread in away games (7-4-0) than they have at home (9-9-0).
  • Against the spread, the Buckeyes have been better at home (7-10-0) than away (4-6-0).
  • Illinois has 12 wins against the spread in 20 conference games this season.
  • Ohio State has 10 wins against the spread in 21 Big Ten games this season.

Illinois vs. Ohio State: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Illinois has been the moneyline favorite in 25 games this season and has come away with the win 20 times (80%) in those contests.
  • The Fighting Illini have a win-loss record of 15-2 when favored by -240 or better by sportsbooks this year.
  • Ohio State has won 36.4% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (4-7).
  • The Buckeyes are 4-2 (winning 66.7% of their games) when playing as a moneyline underdog of +195 or longer.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Illinois has a 70.6% chance of walking away with the win.

Illinois vs. Ohio State Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Illinois outscores opponents by 11 points per game (scoring 83.9 per game to rank 11th in college basketball while giving up 72.9 per outing to rank 217th in college basketball) and has a +341 scoring differential overall.
  • Terrence Shannon Jr.'s team-leading 21.6 points per game ranks eighth in college basketball.
  • Ohio State puts up 74.9 points per game (139th in college basketball) while giving up 69.3 per contest (97th in college basketball). It has a +182 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 5.6 points per game.
  • Bruce Thornton's team-leading 16 points per game rank him 192nd in the nation.
  • The 41.4 rebounds per game the Fighting Illini average rank seventh in college basketball, and are 8.8 more than the 32.6 their opponents collect per contest.
  • Quincy Guerrier paces the Fighting Illini with 6.7 rebounds per game (212th in college basketball play).
  • The 36.5 rebounds per game the Buckeyes accumulate rank 117th in the country, 2.7 more than the 33.8 their opponents grab.
  • Felix Okpara paces the team with 6.2 rebounds per game (301st in college basketball).
  • Illinois ranks 17th in college basketball by averaging 104.4 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 109th in college basketball, allowing 90.7 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Buckeyes' 98.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 94th in college basketball, and the 91.2 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 127th in college basketball.

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