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The Fighting Illini and Wolverines are set to face off at 8:30 ET on FS1. The Wolverines will host the game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI. The Illinois vs Michigan Prediction indicates that Illinois is the favorite in this Big Ten conference contest against the Wolverines. The game’s over/under currently sits at 153 points.
|ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI vs MICHIGAN WOLVERINES
|Location of the Game: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor MI
|Date and Time: Thursday, January 18th 8:30 ET
|Reason:2023-2024 NCAAB Regular Season
|How to watch: FS1
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Illinois Fighting Illini
The Illinois Fightning Illini is in the NCAAB standings 12-4 overall and 3-2 in Big Ten play. They are 9-2 in non-conference games and 2-2 on the road. The Fighting Illini are 10-2 at home and have an average scoring margin of +16.5 at home and +7.5 on the road.
So far this season, Illinois has been favored in 12 of their 16 games, going 10-2 in those contests. In their last game, they lost to Maryland by a score of 76-67. Over their last 10 road games, the Fighting Illini are 2-8.
Illinois has an overall ATS record of 8-6-2 this season and they are 3-0-1 against the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Fighting Illini have gone 5-6-1 vs. the spread this year and they are 1-2 ATS in their last 3 games as the favorite.
This season, the over/under record for Illinois games is 9-7 and today’s line of 153 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (146.5). Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.
In their recent matchup, the Illinois offense ended with 67 points against Maryland. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 32.8% and made 6 threes. Terrence Shannon Jr. is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 21.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Marcus Domask brings a PPG average of 14.9 into the game as their NCAAB player stats.
The Fighting Illini’s defense is presently ranked 77th nationally, allowing an average of 67.4 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.1 threes per game vs. Michigan. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.0%.
Michigan Wolverines is 4-6 as the favorite this season, and 2-4 as the underdog. They are 4-7 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +2.8 points per game. They are coming off a win against Ohio State, and their record in their last 10 games at home is 3-7. So far, they are 2-3 in their last five games at home, and 1-2 in their last three.
For the season, Michigan is 7-10 overall, and 2-4 in Big Ten play. They are 5-6 in non-conference games, and their record at home is 4-7. Their average scoring margin on the road is +2.0 points per game, and they have lost two straight games on the road.
As the underdog this season, Michigan has gone 2-4 against the spread. At home this year, the Wolverines are just 3-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Michigan has an ATS record of 6-4.
Michigan’s over/under record for the season is 10-6 and today’s line of 153 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (149.6). So far, 8 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.
Against Ohio State, the Michigan had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 79.7 points per game in their NCAAB team stats. They scored 73 points and posted a field goal percentage of 42.2% in the game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Olivier Nkamhoua who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.1. Dug McDaniel also heads into the game with a PPG average of 17.6.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Michigan is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.0 points per game (256th). In their previous game vs. Ohio State, the Buckeyes finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 65 points vs. Michigan.