Illinois vs Indiana Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, January 19, 2023

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The Illinois Fighting Illini (13-5, 4-3 Big Ten) will host the Indiana Hoosiers (11-6, 2-4 Big Ten) after victories in four home games in a row. It tips at 8:30 PM ET on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

The Fighting Illini are currently strong 6.5-point favorites against the Hoosiers. A 146.5-point over/under has been set for the game.

Illinois vs. Indiana Odds

Point Spread for Illinois vs. Indiana

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Illinois as the favorite.

Illinois vs. Indiana Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Illinois has -280 odds to pick up the win, while Indiana is listed at +225 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 146.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Location: Champaign, Illinois
  • Arena: State Farm Center

Illinois vs. Indiana Betting Trends

Illinois is 11-7-0 against the spread this season. The Fighting Illini have been victorious in eight, or 66.7%, of the 12 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Illinois has eclipsed the over/under in 52.9% of its opportunities this year (nine times over 17 games with a set point total).

Indiana has seven wins against the spread in 17 games this year. The Hoosiers have been the underdog on the moneyline a total of four times this season, and they’ve lost all of those games. Indiana’s games this season have hit the over 11 times in 17 opportunities (64.7%).

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Illinois vs. Indiana Key Players to Watch

Illinois

Terrence Shannon Jr. leads the Fighting Illini at 17.6 points per contest, while also averaging 3.2 assists and 5.7 rebounds. Coleman Hawkins is tops on his team in both rebounds (6.1) and assists (3.3) per contest, and also posts 9.7 points. Defensively, he averages 0.9 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Matthew Mayer puts up 11.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest, shooting 44.2% from the field and 37.4% from downtown with 1.9 made 3-pointers per game. Dain Dainja is averaging 10.4 points, 0.6 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game.

Indiana

Trayce Jackson-Davis is the Hoosiers’ top scorer (17.4 points per game) and rebounder (9.9), and contributes 3.4 assists. Jalen Hood-Schifino is posting a team-high 4.5 assists per contest. He’s also producing 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds, sinking 45.2% of his shots from the field, and 44% from 3-point range resulting in 1.6 treys per game. Race Thompson is posting 8.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, making 49.5% of his shots from the floor. Tamar Bates gets the Hoosiers 8.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He also posts 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Illinois Fighting Illini

This season, the Fighting Illini are posting 76.8 points per game (70th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 63.7 points per contest (43rd-ranked). Illinois is top-25 this season in rebounding, ranking 16th-best in college basketball with 36.7 boards per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 114th with 29.9 rebounds allowed per contest.

The Fighting Illini put up 80.7 points per game when playing at home, compared to 70 points per game in away games, a difference of 10.7 points per contest. Illinois is sinking 8.6 treys per game (65th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 33.1% shooting percentage (233rd-ranked) from three-point land. So far this year, the Fighting Illini are allowing 5.7 treys per game (27th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 31.3% (88th-ranked) from downtown.

The Fighting Illini have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall in their last 10 games. Five of Illinois’ last 10 contests have gone over the total. Illinois’ offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, scoring 73.6 points a contest compared to the 76.8 it has averaged this year. Illinois’ points-allowed average over its past 10 games (66.2) is 2.5 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (63.7).

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What you need to know about the Indiana Hoosiers

Offensively the Hoosiers are the 41st-ranked team in the country (78.9 points per game). Defensively they are 144th (67.9 points allowed per game). At 34.8 rebounds per game and 29.9 rebounds allowed, Indiana is 66th and 114th in college basketball, respectively.

At home, the Hoosiers score 83.5 points per game. Away, they average 69.2. In 2022-23, Indiana is 257th in the country in 3-point makes (6.7 per game) and 53rd in 3-point percentage (37.1%). In 2022-23, the Hoosiers are 254th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (7.8 per game) and 240th in defensive 3-point percentage (34.3%).

The Hoosiers have two wins against the spread, and are 4-6 overall, over their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Indiana has gone over the total seven times. Indiana is putting up 73.2 points per contest in its last 10 games, which is 5.7 fewer points than its average for the season (78.9). The Hoosiers are ceding 73.3 points per game over their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 67.9 points allowed.

Illinois vs. Indiana Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Illinois, and we expect that Indiana will cover the spread (Illinois -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 146.5 points.

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How to bet Illinois vs. Indiana

You can bet on Illinois vs. Indiana at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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