Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 12, 2021

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The No. 2 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (20-6) and the No. 7 seed Rutgers Scarlet Knights (15-10) meet in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium, beginning at 6:30 PM ET on BTN. Illinois is favored by 7.5 points. Both teams are looking to take another step toward a conference title and an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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Illinois vs Rutgers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Illinois -7.5 -110 -110 136.5 -115 -105 -357 280

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Point Total Insights

  • Illinois and its opponents have gone over the current 136.5 total in 20 of 26 games (76.9%) this season.
  • 2020-21 Rutgers games have gone over Friday's total on 14 of 25 occasions (56%).
  • Friday's over/under is 14.2 points lower than the two team's combined 150.7 points per game average.
  • The Fighting Illini score 13.3 more points per game (80.7) than the Scarlet Knights allow (67.4).
  • The Scarlet Knights score an average of 70 points per game, only 1.5 more points than the 68.5 the Fighting Illini allow to opponents.
  • Head to Head

    Illinois vs Rutgers (Last 4 Games)
    Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
    12/20/2020 Illinois -2 140.5 -132 +110 Regular Season 91-88
    2/15/2020 Rutgers -4.5 129.5 -210 +170 Regular Season 72-57
    1/11/2020 Illinois -5.5 133.5 -240 +195 Regular Season 54-51
    2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 99-94

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    Illinois Betting Data

  • The Fighting Illini have been strong against the spread this season, earning a 16-7 record.
  • The Fighting Illini have posted a winning record of 5-3 against the spread when the spread is -7.5 or higher.
  • Fighting Illini games have played to the total or above 0 times in 23 games this season.
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    Illinois Leaders

    Fighting Illini Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Ayo Dosunmu 16 21.5 6.3 5.2 0.8 0.3 1.4
    Kofi Cockburn 19 16.8 9.2 0.1 0.3 1.1 0.0
    Trent Frazier 19 10.3 3.2 2.6 1.3 0.1 1.8
    Da'Monte Williams 19 6.6 5.2 1.9 0.8 0.2 1.5
    Giorgi Bezhanishvili 19 5.8 2.9 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.1

    Rutgers Betting Data

  • The Scarlet Knights record against the spread is 0-0.
  • When they are at least 7.5-point underdogs, the Scarlet Knights have gone 0-0 against the spread.
  • In 0 out of Scarlet Knights 0 games this season, (NaN%) the teams have combined to hit the over.
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    Rutgers Leaders

    Scarlet Knights Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Jacob Young 13 16.2 2.4 4.5 2.5 0.1 1.0
    Montez Mathis 15 11.2 3.8 1.3 0.7 0.3 1.1
    Geo Baker 12 9.5 3.2 3.1 1.2 0.8 1.4
    Myles Johnson 15 8.1 9.4 0.9 1.0 2.4 0.0
    Paul Mulcahy 15 6.0 3.5 2.8 0.6 0.5 0.6
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