Indiana vs Illinois Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, February 18, 2023

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The Indiana Hoosiers (18-8, 9-6 Big Ten) will be attempting to build on a five-game home winning streak when hosting the Illinois Fighting Illini (17-8, 8-6 Big Ten) on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Assembly Hall. It airs at 12:00 PM ET on ESPN.

Saturday’s matchup between the Hoosiers and the Fighting Illini features the Hoosiers as 6-point favorites. The matchup’s point total is 142.

Indiana vs. Illinois Odds

Point Spread for Indiana vs. Illinois

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing Indiana as the favorite.

Indiana vs. Illinois Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Indiana has -263 odds to pick up the win, while Illinois is listed at +215 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 142 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Bloomington, Indiana
  • Arena: Assembly Hall

Indiana vs. Illinois Betting Trends

Indiana has 13 wins against the spread in 26 games this season. The Hoosiers have been chosen as favorites in 17 games this year and have walked away with the win 14 times (82.4%) in those games. Indiana’s games this year have hit the over on 14 of 25 set point totals.

In Illinois’ 25 games this season, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Fighting Illini have a 2-2 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 50% of those games). Illinois’ games this season have hit the over 11 times in 25 opportunities (44%).

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Indiana vs. Illinois Key Players to Watch

Indiana

Trayce Jackson-Davis is tops on the Hoosiers with 20.3 points per game and 11.3 rebounds (sixth in the country), while also posting 3.7 assists. Jalen Hood-Schifino averages a team-best 4.1 assists per game. He is also posting 12.6 points and 3.9 rebounds, shooting 41.9% from the floor and 38.5% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per contest. Race Thompson is posting 7.8 points, 1.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds per contest. Miller Kopp averages 7.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest. At the other end, he delivers 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

Illinois

Terrence Shannon Jr. is averaging team highs in points (17 per game) and assists (3). And he is producing 5 rebounds, making 43.7% of his shots from the field and 32.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.7 triples per game. Coleman Hawkins tops the Fighting Illini in rebounding (6.5 per game) and assists (3.2), and produces 9.8 points. He also puts up 0.9 steals and 1.2 blocked shots. The Fighting Illini get 11.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Matthew Mayer. Dain Dainja is posting 10.2 points, 6 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game, making 66.9% of his shots from the field (eighth in the country).

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What you need to know about the Indiana Hoosiers

Indiana has compiled an 8-7-0 conference record against the spread this season. The Hoosiers are scoring 76 points per game (79th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while surrendering 66.9 points per contest (98th-ranked). With 33.8 rebounds per game, Indiana is 73rd in the country. It allows 29.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks 97th in college basketball.

The Hoosiers are putting up 82 points per game when playing at home. In road games, they are averaging 66.6 points per contest. With a 37.8% three-point percentage this season, Indiana is 24th-best in the country. It ranks 307th in college basketball by sinking 6 threes per contest. The Hoosiers rank 181st in the nation with 7.2 threes allowed per game so far this year. Meanwhile, they rank 87th with a 32.1% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.

The Hoosiers are 7-3 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Indiana has gone over the total three times. In its last 10 games, Indiana has been racking up 69.6 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 76 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Indiana has been more stingy on defense as of late, allowing 63.1 points per game over its past 10 contests compared to the 66.9 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois has put together a 9-5-0 ATS record so far this year in conference action. In 2022-23, the Fighting Illini are 99th in college basketball on offense (75.2 points scored per game) and 55th on defense (65.1 points conceded). In 2022-23, Illinois is 20th-best in the country in rebounds (36 per game) and 79th in rebounds allowed (29.3).

At home the Fighting Illini are putting up 77.3 points per game, 5.7 more than they are averaging away (71.6). Beyond the arc, Illinois is 125th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (7.9). It is 317th in 3-point percentage at 31.3%. The Fighting Illini are 39th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (6 per game) and 124th in 3-point percentage defensively (32.7%).

The Fighting Illini are 8-2 against the spread and 7-3 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, Illinois has gone over the total four times. While Illinois is putting up 75.2 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that over its previous 10 games, tallying 72.5 points per contest. Over their last 10 games, the Fighting Illini are allowing 65.7 points per game, 0.6 more points than their season average (65.1).

Indiana vs. Illinois Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Indiana, and we predict that Illinois will cover the spread (Indiana -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 142 points.

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How to bet Indiana vs. Illinois

You can bet on Indiana vs. Illinois 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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