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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BetMGM Sep 20, 2021, 12:03 AM

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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
Illinois-7.5-110-110136.5-115-105-357280

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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)
    DateFavoriteSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
    12/20/2020Illinois-2140.5-132+110Regular Season91-88
    2/15/2020Rutgers-4.5129.5-210+170Regular Season72-57
    1/11/2020Illinois-5.5133.5-240+195Regular Season54-51
    2/9/2019N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARegular Season99-94

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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
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Ayo Dosunmu1621.56.35.20.80.31.4
    Kofi Cockburn1916.89.20.10.31.10.0
    Trent Frazier1910.33.22.61.30.11.8
    Da'Monte Williams196.65.21.90.80.21.5
    Giorgi Bezhanishvili195.82.90.60.30.50.1

    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
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Jacob Young1316.22.44.52.50.11.0
    Montez Mathis1511.23.81.30.70.31.1
    Geo Baker129.53.23.11.20.81.4
    Myles Johnson158.19.40.91.02.40.0
    Paul Mulcahy156.03.52.80.60.50.6
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