The Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-11) are big, 15-point underdogs as they attempt to stop an eight-game losing streak when they host the No. 6 Illinois Fighting Illini (13-5) on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The game airs at 9:00 PM ET on BTN. The matchup has an over/under of 148.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 12, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Fighting Illini have an average implied point total of 78.9 this season, which is 3.1 points lower than their implied total in Friday’s game (82).
  • Illinois has scored more than its implied point total in this matchup (82) six times this season.
  • The 78.9-point average implied total on the season for the Cornhuskers is 11.9 more points than the team’s 67-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Nebraska has scored more than 67 points eight times this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Illinois and Nebraska Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 15+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Fighting Illini 11-5-1 2-1 9-8
Cornhuskers 5-9 0-0 4-10

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Betting Tips – Shooting Stats

  • The Fighting Illini make 50.3% of their shots from the field this season, which is nine percentage points higher than the Cornhuskers have allowed to their opponents (41.3%).
  • Illinois has gone 12-5 overall and 10-5-1 against the spread when it shoots higher than 41.3% from the field.
  • Nebraska is 4-8 overall and 4-7 against the spread when allowing opponents to shoot better than 50.3% from the field.
  • The Cornhuskers have shot at a 40.9% rate from the field this season, the same as the Fighting Illini’s opponents have shot this season.
  • Nebraska is 3-3 overall and 3-2 against the spread when it shoots better than 40.9% from the field.
  • This season, Illinois has an 8-1-1 record against the spread and a 9-1 record overall when its opponents shoot above 40.9% from the field.
  • The Fighting Illini’s 39.3% three-point shooting percentage this season is 8.4 percentage points higher than opponents of the Cornhuskers have shot from deep (30.9%).
  • Illinois has a 10-4-1 record against the spread and a 12-4 record overall when the team connects on more than 30.9% of its three-point shots.
  • Nebraska is 5-8 against the spread and 4-10 overall when its opponents make more than 39.3% of their shots from deep.
  • The Cornhuskers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (31.1%) is only 2.1 percentage points lower than opponents of the Fighting Illini are averaging (33.2%).
  • Nebraska’s record is 2-5 ATS and 2-6 overall when the team makes more than 33.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Illinois has a 7-1 straight-up record and a 7-1 ATS record when it has shot better than 31.1% from three-point range.
  • Nebraska has gone 3-1 against the spread and 2-2 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Illinois hits fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 2-4 ATS and 3-3 straight up.

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