The No. 5 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (21-8) are 5.5-point underdogs in the Big Ten championship game, as oddsmakers think the No. 2 Illinois Fighting Illini (22-6) will claim the automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The title game tips off Sunday at 3:30 PM ET, live on CBS.
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Point Total InsightsIn Illinois games this season, the total exceeded Sunday's over/under 15 times (53.6%). In 34.5% of Ohio State games this season (10/29), the total points scored was more than Sunday's total of 150.5. This contest's over/under is 11.6 points above the 138.9 these two squads combine to allow per game this season. The Fighting Illini record 10.8 more points per game (81.1) than the Buckeyes allow (70.3). The Buckeyes' 77 points per game are 8.4 more points than the 68.6 the Fighting Illini give up to opponents.
Head to Head
Illinois vs Ohio State (Last 5 Games)
|Date||Favorite||Spread||Total||Favorite Moneyline||Underdog Moneyline||Game Type||Result|
|3/6/2021||Ohio State||-2||150||-139||+116||Regular Season||73-68|
|3/5/2020||Ohio State||-5.5||132||-243||+193||Regular Season||71-63|
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Illinois Betting DataStrong against the spread this season, the Fighting Illini have covered 17 times in 24 contests. When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Fighting Illini have fared well against the spread, putting together a 6-3 record. Illinois and its opponents have reached the over 0 times in 24 contests this season.
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Ohio State Betting DataOhio State has a winning record against the spread, going 17-8 ATS (covering 68% of the time). The Buckeyes have fared well as a 5.5-point underdog, going 5-1 against the spread when they are at least 5.5-point underdogs. Ohio State has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 0% of matchups this year (0 out of 25 contests).
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