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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines 03/02/2021 Game Analysis, NCAAB Spread & Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines 03/02/2021 – An important and awaited Big 10 Conference game is all set to take place between two top teams. The NCAA basketball odds 2021 are flourishing as bettors place their bets on this anticipated Big 10 clash. Illinois Fighting Illini will hit the road in this game to square-off against Michigan Wolverines from Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Fighting Illini secured the second spot as they entered this game with a winning record. As for Michigan, they are holding the top position for a long time in the season.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines 03/02/2021
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois is riding a two-game winning streak as they enter this game. The Fighting Illini won 14 of their 18 conference games and are 18-6 in their overall play. In their last game, Illinois defeated Wisconsin Badgers with a final score of 74-69. The Fighting Illini won their last two games without their top player Ayo Dosunmu, due to his injury. Dosunmu is also the leader in assists with close to 5.3 per game and is the second-leading scorer with an average of 21 points. From the rebounding department, Kofi Cockburn has taken the lead with close to 10 boards on average.
Players to watch A. Dosunmu G (GP 22 MIN 34.8 PTS 21 REB 6.3 AST 5.3 STL 1.1 BLK 0.3 TO 3.2 FG% 48.6 FT% 78), K. Cockburn C (GP 24 MIN 27.4 PTS 17.7 REB 9.9 AST 0.1 STL 0.2 BLK 1.3 TO 1.8 FG% 66.8 FT% 56.9), T. Frazier G (GP 24 MIN 34 PTS 10.4 REB 3 AST 2.7 STL 1.4 BLK 0 TO 1.7 FG% 40.8 FT% 82.4).
Michigan Wolverines have dominated the Big 10 play for a long time and probably will continue to do so with their impressive record. The Wolverines won 13 of their 14 conference games and are 18-1 with their overall record. Michigan has only one defeat the entire season and they enter this game riding a hot seven-game winning streak. In their last outing, they took out Indiana Hoosiers with a solid 73-57 final score. Hunter Dickinson leads the scoring with close to 15 points per game on average. Dickinson is also the leader in rebounding with close to eight boards.
Players to watch H. Dickinson C (GP 19 MIN 25.7 PTS 14.8 REB 7.8 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 1.6 TO 1.9 FG% 62.1 FT% 76.7), I. Livers F (GP 19 MIN 32.1 PTS 14.5 REB 6.2 AST 2.2 STL 0.6 BLK 0.8 TO 1.3 FG% 48.2 FT% 87.2), F. Wagner G (GP 19 MIN 30.6 PTS 13.3 REB 6.4 AST 2.9 STL 1.4 BLK 1 TO 1.3 FG% 53.5 FT% 84.2).
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines Betting Predictions
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
Michigan is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines Betting Picks
This is a battle between two top-five teams in the nation. The Wolverines are holding the second rank and the Fighting Illini is holding the fourth rank. The legal sports gambling lines are intact for Michigan to win this game, but they might fail to cover the spread.
Moneyline: Illinois is set with an ML for +310 while Michigan holds -140.
Spread: A spread of +7 (-107) is out for the Fighting Illini and a spread of -7 (-107) is out for the Wolverines.
Totals: Over 147.5 (-110) is the total for the Fighting Illini and the same will go under for the Wolverines.
Score Prediction: 74-70, Wolverines win.