Illinois vs. Michigan: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 13, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 12, 2024

On Tuesday at State Farm Center, the No. 14 Illinois Fighting Illini (17-6, 8-4 Big Ten) will face the Michigan Wolverines (8-16, 3-10 Big Ten) — with Illinois’ Coleman Hawkins among the players to watch — tipping off at 7:00 PM ET. Tuesday’s matchup between the Fighting Illini and the Wolverines sees the Fighting Illini as a mammoth, 16-point favorite. A 153-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

Illinois vs. Michigan Betting Lines

Illinois vs Michigan Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Illinois -16 153 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Michigan (+16)
Total Pick Over (153)

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Illinois vs. Michigan Stat Rankings

Illinois Avg. (Rank) Michigan Avg. (Rank)
82.4 (23rd) Points Scored 76.0 (123rd)
70.4 (136th) Points Allowed 78.4 (330th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
11.7 (15th) Off. Rebounds 9.2 (127th)
8.5 (82nd) 3pt Made 8.6 (72nd)
13.0 (185th) Assists 13.1 (176th)
10.7 (116th) Turnovers 12.3 (265th)

Illinois vs. Michigan Betting Trends

  • The Fighting Illini are 11-10-1 against the spread this year.
  • Against the spread as 16-point favorites or more, Illinois is 3-4.
  • Out of 22 Fighting Illini games so far this season, 15 have hit the over.
  • Illinois’ games have finished with more than 153 points 11 times so far this season.
  • Fighting Illini games this season have posted an average total of 152.9, which is 0.1 points fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • Michigan has covered the spread seven times in 24 games.
  • The Wolverines are winless ATS (0-1) when playing as at least 16-point underdogs this year.
  • Illinois has seen 15 of its 22 games hit the over.
  • So far this season, 13 Wolverines games have featured more than 153 points scored.
  • This season, Michigan’s games have resulted in an average scoring total of 154.4, which is 1.4 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

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Illinois Impact Players

  • Marcus Domask leads the Fighting Illini at 3.4 assists per game, while also posting 4.6 rebounds and 15.5 points.
  • Hawkins posts 12.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest, shooting 43.4% from the field and 37.9% from beyond the arc with 1.8 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Terrence Shannon Jr. is tops on the Fighting Illini with 20.5 points per game and 2.4 assists, while also averaging 4.2 rebounds.
  • Quincy Guerrier posts a team-leading 7.4 rebounds per contest. He is also putting up 10.7 points and 0.2 assists, shooting 46.4% from the floor and 33.8% from beyond the arc with 1.1 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Ty Rodgers averages 7.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.6 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.

Michigan Impact Players

  • Olivier Nkamhoua is No. 1 on the Wolverines in rebounding (7.4 per game), and averages 15.0 points and 2.6 assists. He also averages 0.6 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.
  • Tarris Reed Jr. gets the Wolverines 8.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game. He also puts up 0.6 steals and 1.5 blocked shots.
  • Nimari Burnett gets the Wolverines 9.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He also averages 0.9 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
  • Terrance Williams II gets the Wolverines 12.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He also posts 0.5 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

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