Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines Vegas Lines & Free NCAAB Predictions


Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois Fighting Illini
1-0 (0-0 V)
12:00 pm ET, Saturday, January 25, 2020
Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Michigan Wolverines
Michigan Wolverines
1-0 (1-0 H)
TV: Fox Sports 1
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines Vegas Lines & Free NCAAB Predictions

Illinois (#21) vs Michigan Today's Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline Public MyBookie
01/25
9:00a
609
610
Illinois
Michigan
138½
3
140½
4
140o-115
4-112
o71%
56%
140½
4

Illinois (#21) vs Michigan Match Preview

No. 22 Illinois looks to take sole possession of first place in the Big Ten when it visits Michigan on Saturday. The Fighting Illini have won five consecutive games, including an impressive 79-62 victory at Purdue on Tuesday, to complete the season sweep of the Boilermakers for the first time since 2008-09, and they hope to overtake ninth-ranked Michigan State at the top of the conference standings by posting their first win in Ann Arbor in nearly 10 years.

“We can’t let up now,” Illinois freshman center Kofi Cockburn told reporters. “We have to stick together and keep doing what we’ve been doing.” Michigan is left to go back to the drawing board following a disappointing 72-63 loss to Penn State on Wednesday. The Wolverines, who have dropped four of their last five games to tumble out of the Top 25, went 5-of-28 from 3-point range en route to their first Big Ten home loss of the season, and they hope to turn their fortunes around by avenging a 71-62 road setback to the Fighting Illini on Dec. 11. “We will not lose trust in each other,” Michigan coach Juwan Howard told reporters. “There’s a lot of season to be played and you learn from games like these.”

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Michigan Wolverines will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Crisler Center.

Oddsmakers opened the Wolverines as -2.5-point favorites versus the Fighting Illini, while the game's total opened at 138.

Michigan was a 72-63 loser in their most recent outing at home against Nittany Lions. They failed to cover the -4.5-point spread as favorites.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 79-62 winner as they battled Boilermakers on the road. They covered in the match as a +6-point underdog.

Michigan vs Illinois (#21)

ABOUT ILLINOIS (14-5, 6-2 Big Ten): Cockburn scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the win against Purdue to record his eighth double-double, which is the third-most among freshmen in the nation. Trent Frazier knocked down five 3-pointers en route to a season-high 21 points, while sophomore Aye Dosunmu added 18 points and 11 assists to register the first double-double of his career. Giorgi Bezhanishvili finished with 10 points and five assists, while Alan Griffin was handed a two-game suspension after he was ejected for stepping on the chest of Purdue’s Sasha Stefanovic with 12:21 remaining in the first half.

ABOUT MICHIGAN (11-7, 2-5): Zavier Simpson led the team with 18 points and six assists but finished 8-of-23 from the floor with six turnovers, while sophomore Brandon Johns Jr. added a career-high 14 points to go along with seven rebounds in the loss to Penn State. Eli Brooks scored 12 points and pulled down four boards while Jon Teske produced nine points and 11 rebounds, but they went a combined 8-of-22 from the field as the Wolverines struggled from the floor. “There’s no need to keep rubbing it in as they understand exactly how they shot the ball,” Howard said. “We didn’t shoot the ball with confidence or maybe the ball just didn’t go in.”

12:00 PM ET W/L ATS H A N CONF AF AA O/U
Illinois 14-5 9-8-1 11-1 3-3 0-1 6-2 76.0 64.6 8-10-0
Michigan 11-7 8-9-1 8-2 0-5 3-0 2-5 77.4 69.9 10-8-0

 

Michigan vs Illinois (#21) Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Illinois 14-5 9-8-1 76.00 64.63 11.37 5-5-1 4-2 8-10 4-7 4-2
Michigan 11-7 9-9 77.39 69.94 7.44 6-4 0-5 10-8 5-5 3-2

Last 5 Games

Illinois Fighting Illini

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 21, 2020 PURDU 79-62 W 6 127 W/O 55.10 94.74 7 A
Jan 18, 2020 NWEST 75-71 W -12.5 132.5 L/O 50.00 80.00 9 H
Jan 11, 2020 RUTGR 54-51 W -5.5 135 L/U 28.57 84.21 2 H
Jan 8, 2020 WISCN 71-70 W 4 127 W/O 49.12 53.33 7 A
Jan 5, 2020 PURDU 63-37 W -2 131 W/U 45.61 50.00 7 H

Michigan Wolverines

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 22, 2020 PENST 63-72 L -4.5 147.5 L/U 35.29 71.43 5 H
Jan 17, 2020 IOWA 83-90 L 5.5 146.5 L/O 50.00 80.00 11 A
Jan 12, 2020 MINN 67-75 L 2.5 138.5 L/O 41.94 83.33 10 A
Jan 9, 2020 PURDU 84-78 W -5.5 130.5 W/O 46.97 62.50 7 H
Jan 5, 2020 MICHS 69-87 L 9 145 L/O 36.23 63.64 5 A

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Game Lines

Match
Spread Moneyline Total
Illinois (#21) +4.0 (-110) +165 O 140.5 (-110)
Michigan -4.0 (-110) -190 U 140.5 (-110)
DRAW - - -
First Half
Spread Moneyline Total
Illinois (#21) +2.0 (-110)
Michigan -2.0 (-110)
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