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

Keegan Murray and the No. 24 Iowa Hawkeyes (22-8, 12-7 Big Ten) are 3-point underdogs against Kofi Cockburn and the No. 20 Illinois Fighting Illini (21-8, 14-5 Big Ten) Sunday, March 6, 2022 at State Farm Center. The matchup tips off at 7:30 PM ET. The matchup’s over/under is set at 153.5.

Illinois vs. Iowa Predictions

Illinois vs. Iowa Betting Odds

Illinois vs Iowa Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Illinois -3 153.5 points

Illinois vs. Iowa Last 10 Games

  • Illinois has a 8-2 record straight-up in its last 10 matchups, while covering the spread four times in those games.
  • Illinois and its opponents have hit the over in five of those 10 games.
  • The last 10 Fighting Illini games averaged 139.5 total points, 14 fewer points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • The Fighting Illini’s per-game scoring average during their last 10 games is 3.8 points lower than their season-long average.
  • Iowa has a 9-1 record straight-up in its past 10 contests, while covering the spread six times in those games.
  • The final scores of the past 10 Iowa games have gone over the set total five times.
  • The Hawkeyes’ last 10 games have ended with an average of 151.9 points scored. That’s 1.6 fewer points than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Hawkeyes’ per-game scoring average during their last 10 games is 85.7, 2.1 points higher than their season-long per-game average.

Illinois vs. Iowa Betting Trends

  • Illinois has put together a 13-15-0 record against the spread this season.
  • In games this season when favored by 3 points or more, the Fighting Illini have gone 9-11 against the spread.
  • Illinois’ games have gone over the total 17 times out of 28 chances this season.
  • The 76.3 points per game the Fighting Illini put up are 5.4 more points than the Hawkeyes allow (70.9).
  • When Illinois puts up more than 70.9 points, it is 12-8 against the spread and 17-3 overall.
  • Iowa has covered the spread 18 times in 30 games with a set spread.
  • In games they have played as 3-point underdogs or more, the Hawkeyes have an ATS record of 2-1.
  • This season, 20 of Iowa’s games have gone over the point total.
  • The Hawkeyes average 16 more points per game (83.6) than the Fighting Illini give up (67.6).
  • Iowa has put together an 18-10 ATS record and a 22-6 overall record in games it scores more than 67.6 points.

Illinois vs. Iowa Over/Under Trends

  • Illinois and its opponents have hit the over on this game’s total (153.5 points) eight times this season.
  • There have been 17 Iowa games that have ended with a combined score over 153.5 points this season.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 159.9 points per game, 6.4 points more than the total of 153.5 for this matchup.
  • This matchup’s total is 15 fewer points than the 138.5 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020.
  • This season the average total for Fighting Illini games is 141.6 points, 11.9 fewer than the over/under of 153.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 3.1 points separates this game’s over/under (153.5 points) and the average total points bet in Hawkeyes’ games (150.4 points) this season.

Illinois Team Leaders

  • Cockburn: 21 PTS, 10.5 REB, 60.1 FG%
  • Trent Frazier: 12.5 PTS, 1.4 STL, 41.8 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (60-for-170)
  • Alfonso Plummer: 15.1 PTS, 44 FG%, 42 3PT% (89-for-212)
  • Jacob Grandison: 10.3 PTS, 45.5 FG%, 41 3PT% (55-for-134)
  • Da’Monte Williams: 4.1 PTS, 30.1 FG%, 32 3PT% (24-for-75)

Iowa Team Leaders

  • Murray: 23.3 PTS, 8.5 REB, 1.3 STL, 2 BLK, 56.6 FG%, 38.5 3PT% (50-for-130)
  • Kris Murray: 10.2 PTS, 49.3 FG%, 40.2 3PT% (37-for-92)
  • Patrick McCaffery: 10.5 PTS, 41.1 FG%, 31 3PT% (27-for-87)
  • Jordan Bohannon: 11.2 PTS, 38.3 FG%, 38.2 3PT% (76-for-199)
  • Filip Rebraca: 6 PTS, 52.1 FG%

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