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Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini 01/14/2022 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini 01-14-2022 Odds Picks and Predictions

Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini 01/14/2022 – The Michigan Wolverines and Illinois Fighting Illini are all set to square off in an exciting Big 10 battle from State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. The Wolverines are stuck at the 10th spot on the table and they enter this game riding a two-game losing skid. Illinois is sitting at the second spot in the Bit 10 play and they enter this game riding a hot five-game winning streak. The Fighting Illini are just a couple of games behind the Michigan State Spartans at the top. The basketball betting spreads have turned towards Illinois to win this game.

Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini 01/14/2022

When: Friday, January 14, 9:00 PM ET
Where: State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
TV: FS1
Stream: Sofascore
Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini 01/14/2022
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Michigan Wolverines -7.5 (-110) 143.5 o (-110) +300
Illinois Fighting Illini +7.5 (-110) 143.5 u (-110) -500
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Michigan Wolverines

The Wolverines are 1-2 with their conference play and are 7-6 with their overall record. Michigan lost their last game against Rutgers with a final score of 75-67. The Wolverines have only two players averaging in double figures in scoring. The leading scorer with an average of 16.1 per game is Hunter Dickinson. Against Rutgers, Dickinson tossed in 25 points while Moussa Diabate contributed another 15 points with nine rebounds.

Players to watch: H. Dickinson C (GP 13, MIN 30.8, PTS 16.1, REB 8.8, AST 1.9, STL 0.5, BLK 1, TO 1.9, FG% 59.1, FT% 68.8, 3P% 29.4), E. Brooks G (GP 13, MIN 34.4, PTS 12.9, REB 3.2, AST 3, STL 1.2, BLK 0.2, TO 1.5, FG% 43.2, FT% 88.9, 3P% 36.9), C. Houstan F (GP 13, MIN 31.6, PTS 9.5, REB 4.5, AST 1.6, STL 0.7, BLK 0.4, TO 2.2, FG% 36.4, FT% 80, 3P% 31.3).

Illinois Fighting Illini

The Illinois Fighting Illini are holding a solid 5-0 conference record and are 12-3 with their overall performance. The Fighting Illini is ahead of Wisconsin and is coming off a solid 10-point victory against Nebraska. Illinois tossed in 81 and gave up only 71 in return. Trent Frazier tossed in 29 points while Kofi Cockburn contributed 16 and 13 rebounds. The Fighting Illini shot at 47 percent with their field goal attempts and recorded a total of 38 rebounds and 13 assists.

Players to watch: K. Cockburn C (GP 12, MIN 29.7, PTS 22, REB 12.5, AST 1.1, STL 0.8, BLK 1.1, TO 2.2, FG% 60.1, FT% 66, 3P% 0), A. Plummer G (GP 15, MIN 29, PTS 15.9, REB 2.4, AST 1.1, STL 0.3, BLK 0, TO 1.9, FG% 46.3, FT% 97.7, 3P% 40.9), T. Frazier G (GP 13, MIN 32.8, PTS 12.8, REB 3.2, AST 3.1, STL 1.5, BLK 0.1, TO 1.9, FG% 41.4, FT% 82.8, 3P% 38.8).

Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Predictions

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Michigan Wolverines

Michigan are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan’s last 6 games.
Wolverines are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games against Illinois.
Michigan are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games against Illinois.
Michigan are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Illinois’ last 11 games.
Illinois are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois’ last 7 games against Michigan.
Illinois are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games at home.

Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Picks

Summary: Michigan is struggling to get back on track but they still have time. The basketball betting experts have predicted the Wolverines as the underdog in this game. Take Illinois to win this game and cover the spread.

Moneyline: The ML for the Wolverines is +300 and the ML for the Fighting Illini is -500.

ATS: The spread for Michigan is -7.5 (-110) and the spread for Illinois is +7.5 (-110).

Totals: The total will go over 143.5 (-110) for the Wolverines and the same will go under for the Fighting Illini.

Score Prediction: 85-72, Fighting Illini wins.