Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Wisconsin Badgers: 2/6/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 6, 2021

The No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini (12-5) are 3.5-point favorites as they try to build on a three-game winning streak when they host the No. 19 Wisconsin Badgers (14-5) on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at State Farm Center. The matchup airs at 2:30 PM ET on FOX. The matchup has a point total of 136.5.

Betting Information

Illinois vs Wisconsin Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Illinois -3.5 -115 -105 136.5 -110 -110 -181 151

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Illinois vs Wisconsin
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Illinois (-3.5) Over (136.5) Illinois 74 Wisconsin 69

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Total Facts

  • The Fighting Illini and their opponents have combined for 136.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 13 of 17 games (76.5%) this season.
  • Wisconsin has played in six games this year (out of 19 total matchups — 31.6% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 136.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 154.1 points per game, 17.6 more points than the total of 136.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.6 fewer points per game (131.9) than this matchup’s total of 136.5 points.
  • The average point total for Fighting Illini games this year is 15.1 more points than the over/under of 136.5 in this matchup.
  • The average total for Badgers games this season is 2.1 less points than the point total of 136.5 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Fighting Illini record 82.2 points per game, 19.7 more points than the 62.5 the Badgers allow.
  • When Illinois totals more than 62.5 points, it is 10-0-1 against the spread and 12-5 overall.
  • In games Wisconsin allows more than 82.2 points, it is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall.
  • The Badgers’ 71.9 points per game are only 2.5 more points than the 69.4 the Fighting Illini give up to opponents.
  • Wisconsin has put together a 10-1 overall record and a 7-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 69.4 points.
  • Illinois has an ATS record of 2-5 and a 3-4 record overall when its opponents score more than 71.9 points.
  • The Fighting Illini have scored a total of 219 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 12.8 per game), and the Badgers have out-scored opponents by 179 points on the season (9.4 more per game).

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Illinois Betting Information

  • Illinois has been good against the spread, going 10-6-1 on the season.
  • The Fighting Illini have posted a winning record of 7-4-1 against the spread when the spread is -3.5 or bigger.
  • In 10 of 17 (58.8%) contests this season, Illinois and its opponents have hit the over.

Wisconsin Betting Information

  • The Badgers have a winning record against the spread, going 10-9 ATS (covering 52.6% of the time).
  • When they are at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Badgers have gone 8-8 against the spread.
  • In most of Badgers games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (10 out of 19 games, 52.6%).

Head to Head

Illinois vs Wisconsin (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/8/2020 Wisconsin -4.5 126 -205 +166 Regular Season 71-70 ILL
2/18/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-58 WISC
1/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-60 WISC

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Illinois Leaders

  • Ayo Dosunmu leads the Fighting Illini in scoring, tallying 21.2 points per game to go with 6.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists.
  • Illinois’ leading rebounder is Kofi Cockburn averaging 10.2 boards per game and its best passer is Andre Curbelo and his 4.6 assists per game.
  • Trent Frazier leads the Fighting Illini in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Frazier is Illinois’ leader in steals, averaging 1.3 steals per game, while Cockburn leads them in blocks with 1.5 per contest.

Wisconsin Leaders

  • The Badgers’ D’Mitrik Trice racks up enough points (13.3 per game) and assists (3.9 per game) to top the team’s leaderboards.
  • The Badgers’ top rebounder is Micah Potter — he pulls down 6.6 per game while scoring 12.3 points per game.
  • Brad Davison is the most prolific from the three-point line for the Badgers, hitting 1.8 threes per game.
  • Wisconsin’s leader in steals is Davison with 1.1 per game, and its leader in blocks is Nate Reuvers with 1.1 per game.
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