The Illinois Fighting Illini will play the Wisconsin Badgers tonight in what is a highly-anticipated Big Ten Conference matchup. Illinois has won three of its last four games to move to a 18-4 overall record and 6-3 record in conference games. The Illini played solid defense in Sunday’s 62-54 win over the Hawkeyes, and the goal in this evening’s game is that they can improve upon their 2-3 record in road games. As for Wisconsin, they have lost 6 consecutive games to move to 3-6 in Big Ten games, even though they sport a 12-9 overall record this season. The last five setbacks have come by seven points or fewer. On Saturday, the team lost a 66-63 game to Northwestern away from home, and that loss was after a one-point home loss to the Boilermakers. Illinois beat Wisconsin by a score of 64-57 on January 24th, and the Illini now have a 107-73 all-time record over the Badgers.
5dimes.com oddsmakers currently have the Wisconsin Badgers set at 3.5 betting odds favorites against the Illinois Fighting Illini with the games over/under posted at only 121 points.
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Here are some college basketball betting trends to consider for this game
Fighting Illini are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
Fighting Illini are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Fighting Illini are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog of 0.5-6.5.
Badgers are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss.
Badgers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
Badgers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5.