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Wisconsin vs Illinois Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - March 2

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Wisconsin vs Illinois Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - March 2

Big Ten play on Saturday will see the the Wisconsin Badgers (18-10, 10-7 Big Ten) host the No. 13 Illinois Fighting Illini (21-7, 12-5 Big Ten) at Kohl Center, beginning at 1:00 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.

Wisconsin vs. Illinois Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Big Ten Network
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Arena: Kohl Center

Wisconsin vs. Illinois Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Wisconsin win (56.4%)

Wisconsin is a 2.5-point favorite over Illinois on Saturday and the over/under has been set at 151.5 points. Keep reading for some betting trends and insights if you plan to place a wager on the contest.

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Wisconsin vs. Illinois: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Wisconsin is 10-18-0 ATS this season.
  • Illinois has won 16 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 12 times.
  • Wisconsin (6-12) covers a lower percentage of games when it is favored by 2.5 points or more this season (33.3%) than Illinois (2-2) does as a 2.5+-point underdog (50%).
  • Against the spread, the Badgers have performed better when playing at home, covering six times in 15 home games, and two times in 11 road games.
  • The Fighting Illini have been better against the spread away (5-4-0) than at home (9-8-0) this season.
  • Wisconsin is 5-12-0 against the spread in conference play this year.
  • Illinois has 10 wins against the spread in 17 Big Ten games this season.

Wisconsin vs. Illinois: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Wisconsin has won in 15, or 75%, of the 20 contests it has been named as the moneyline favorite in this year.
  • This year, the Badgers have won 14 of 18 games when listed as at least -152 or better on the moneyline.
  • Illinois has been the underdog on the moneyline five total times this season. Illinois has finished 2-3 in those games.
  • The Fighting Illini have played in three games as a moneyline underdog with odds of +126 or longer without winning.
  • Wisconsin has an implied victory probability of 60.3% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.

Wisconsin vs. Illinois Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Wisconsin averages 74.1 points per game (164th in college basketball) while giving up 68.9 per outing (92nd in college basketball). It has a +148 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 5.2 points per game.
  • AJ Storr is 174th in the country with a team-leading 16.2 points per game.
  • Illinois puts up 84.5 points per game (11th in college basketball) while giving up 72.9 per contest (208th in college basketball). It has a +327 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 11.6 points per game.
  • Terrence Shannon Jr.'s 21.9 points per game leads Illinois and ranks fourth in college basketball.
  • The 33.9 rebounds per game the Badgers average rank 268th in the nation, and are 3.9 more than the 30 their opponents record per contest.
  • Steven Crowl leads the team with 7.7 rebounds per game (112th in college basketball play).
  • The Fighting Illini average 41.9 rebounds per game (sixth in college basketball) while conceding 32.7 per contest to opponents. They outrebound opponents by 9.2 boards per game.
  • Quincy Guerrier is 199th in the country with 6.8 rebounds per game, leading the Fighting Illini.
  • Wisconsin averages 101.7 points per 100 possessions on offense (45th in college basketball), and allows 94.5 points per 100 possessions (241st in college basketball).
  • The Fighting Illini average 104.6 points per 100 possessions on offense (19th in college basketball), and give up 90.2 points per 100 possessions (113th in college basketball).

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