Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers: 2/12/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 12, 2021

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-11) are heavy, 15-point underdogs as they look to turn around an eight-game losing streak when they host the No. 6 Illinois Fighting Illini (13-5) on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The game airs at 9:00 PM ET on BTN. The over/under is 148 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Illinois vs Nebraska Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Illinois -15 -107 -115 148 -109 -113 -1667 875

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Total Facts

  • In 55.6% of their games this season (10 of 18 chances), the Fighting Illini and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s point total of 148 points.
  • Nebraska has played in six games this season (out of 15 total matchups — 40% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 148 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 152.8 points per game, 4.8 more points than the over/under of 148 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 142 points per game, six less than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The Fighting Illini average point total in outings this season is 150.7, 2.7 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Cornhuskers this season is 3.8 points less than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Fighting Illini score 8.6 more points per game (81.8) than the Cornhuskers give up (73.2).
  • Illinois is 11-3 overall and 10-0 against the spread when scoring more than 73.2 points.
  • Nebraska is 1-3 against the spread and 0-4 overall when giving up more than 81.8 points.
  • The Cornhuskers put up just 2.2 more points per game (71) than the Fighting Illini allow (68.8).
  • Nebraska has gone 4-4 overall and 3-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 68.8 points.
  • Illinois is 3-5 against the spread and 4-4 overall when it allows its opponents to put up more than 71 points.
  • The Fighting Illini have totaled 234 more points than their opponents this season (13 per game on average), while the Cornhuskers have been out-scored by 33 total points (2.2 per game average differential).

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Illinois Betting Information

  • Illinois has been good against the spread this season, posting an 11-6-1 record.
  • The Fighting Illini have posted a winning record of 2-1 against the spread when the spread is -15 or higher.
  • The Fighting Illini and their opponents have gone over the total in 10 of 18 games (55.6%) this season.

Nebraska Betting Information

  • Nebraska has covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 5-9 ATS.
  • Nebraska has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 28.6% of matchups this season (4 out of 14 contests).

Head to Head

Illinois vs Nebraska (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/24/2020 Illinois -14 146.5 -1463 +802 Regular Season 71-59 ILL
2/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-64 ILL
12/2/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-60 NEB

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Illinois Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Fighting Illini is Ayo Dosunmu, who scores 21.2 points and dishes out 5.1 assists per game.
  • Kofi Cockburn is Illinois’ best rebounder, hauling in an average of 10.4 boards in each contest while scoring 17.2 points per game.
  • Trent Frazier leads his teammates on the Fighting Illini with 2.0 made threes per outing.
  • Frazier and Cockburn lead the Fighting Illini on the defensive end, with Frazier leading the team in steals averaging 1.3 per game and Cockburn in blocks averaging 1.4 per contest.

Nebraska Leaders

  • Dalano Banton paces the Cornhuskers in rebounds and assists with 6.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.
  • Teddy Allen counts for 16.9 points per game, making him the top scorer on Nebraska’s team.
  • Allen makes more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Cornhuskers, knocking down shots from deep at a clip of 2.1 per game.
  • Nebraska’s leader in steals is Allen (1.6 per game), and its leader in blocks is Banton (1.0 per game).
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