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Illinois vs. Michigan State – College Basketball – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The No. 10 Michigan State Spartans (15-3, 6-1 Big Ten) visit the No. 24 Illinois Fighting Illini (13-5, 6-2 Big Ten) after winning four road games in a row. The Fighting Illini are favored by 5.5 points in the matchup, which starts at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. The matchup has an over/under of 144.

Illinois vs. Michigan State Predictions

Illinois vs. Michigan State Betting Odds

Illinois vs Michigan State Betting Information
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Illinois -5.5 144 points

Illinois vs. Michigan State Last 10 Games

  • Illinois is 7-3 overall and 6-4-0 against the spread in its last 10 games.
  • The final score of the past 10 Illinois games has surpassed the set total seven times.
  • The past 10 Fighting Illini games averaged 1.4 more points (145.4) than this matchup’s point total.
  • In the last 10 games, the Fighting Illini are scoring 2.1 points more per game compared to their season average.
  • Michigan State covered the spread four times in its past 10 contests while putting up a 8-2 record straight-up in those games.
  • Michigan State and its opponents have combined to hit the over in eight of the past 10 games.
  • The past 10 Spartans games averaged 3.7 fewer points (140.3) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • The Spartans’ per-game scoring average during their last 10 games is 77.8, 2.5 points higher than their season-long per-game average.

Illinois vs. Michigan State Betting Trends

  • Illinois is 9-9-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games this season when favored by 5.5 points or more, the Fighting Illini are 7-6 against the spread.
  • This season, 12 of Illinois’ games have gone over the point total.
  • The Fighting Illini average 79.3 points per game, 13.2 more points than the 66.1 the Spartans allow.
  • Illinois is 9-6 against the spread and 13-2 overall when scoring more than 66.1 points.
  • Michigan State has covered the spread in a game nine times this year (9-8-0).
  • In games they have played as 5.5-point underdogs or more, the Spartans have a perfect ATS record of 1-0.
  • This year, Michigan State’s games have hit the over nine times out of 17 chances.
  • The Spartans average 8.4 more points per game (75.3) than the Fighting Illini allow their opponents to score (66.9).
  • Michigan State has put together a 9-4 ATS record and a 13-1 overall record in games it scores more than 66.9 points.

Illinois vs. Michigan State Over/Under Trends

  • Illinois and its opponents have combined to outscore Tuesday’s total of 144 points 10 times this season.
  • In Michigan State’s 17 games this season, six have finished with more combined scoring than Tuesday’s over/under of 144.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 154.6 points per game, 10.6 points more than the point total of 144 for this contest.
  • The 133 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 11 fewer than the 144 total in this contest.
  • This season the average total for Fighting Illini games is 142.8 points, 1.2 fewer than the over/under of 144 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 4.3 points more than the average over/under in Spartans’ games this season (139.7 points).

Illinois Team Leaders

  • Kofi Cockburn: 18.4 PTS, 10.3 REB, 58.9 FG%
  • Trent Frazier: 11.9 PTS, 1.3 STL, 42.4 FG%, 36.7 3PT% (40-for-109)
  • Alfonso Plummer: 16.4 PTS, 45.5 FG%, 41.3 3PT% (57-for-138)
  • Jacob Grandison: 10.9 PTS, 49.6 FG%, 46.8 3PT% (37-for-79)
  • Da’Monte Williams: 4.1 PTS, 28.9 FG%, 34.1 3PT% (14-for-41)

Michigan State Team Leaders

  • Marcus Bingham: 9.1 PTS, 2.4 BLK, 56.5 FG%, 27.3 3PT% (3-for-11)
  • Gabe Brown: 13.6 PTS, 41.9 FG%, 37.7 3PT% (40-for-106)
  • Malik Hall: 9.9 PTS, 61.4 FG%, 55.9 3PT% (19-for-34)
  • Max Christie: 9.9 PTS, 41.2 FG%, 35.7 3PT% (25-for-70)
  • Tyson Walker: 7.1 PTS, 5.1 AST, 1.3 STL, 41.1 FG%, 55.2 3PT% (16-for-29)

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