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NCAAB Predictions: Bet Michigan to Cover vs Illinois

No. 14 Illinois is a massive 16-point home favorite against Michigan. The over-under is set at 153 ½ points. Let’s check out our NCAAB expert picks as Michigan battles Illinois.


NCAAB Predictions: Bet Michigan to Cover vs Illinois
NCAAB Predictions: Bet Michigan to Cover vs Illinois

Michigan vs No. 14 Illinois Game Information

1. Game: Wolverines (8-16, 3-10 Big Ten) vs Illinois (17-6, 8-4)
2. Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. ET
3. Location: State Farm Center, Champaign, IL
4. Michigan vs Illinois Live Stream: TBS.com


The Michigan Wolverines are sizable 16-point underdogs against the Illinois Fighting Illini. This Tuesday, Feb. 13 matchup tips off at 7 p.m. from the State Farm Center in Champaign, IL. Fans can stream this Big Ten contest on Peacock.

Michigan vs IllinoisOdds and Spreads

1. Illinois has been solid at the window, going 12-9-2 against the spread (ATS) in our college basketball odds.
2. Michigan is 7-17 ATS this season.
3. The Illini are 15-3 as a favorite and 12-2 in home matchups.
4. The Wolverines are 3-7 as an underdog.
5. Illinois’ games have gone over 15 times, with the under cashing eight times.
6. Michigan’s matchups have hit the over in 14 contests, while the Wolverines have gone under 10 times.
7. The Illini are the No. 4 ranked rebounding team in the country, averaging 39.22 boards per contest.
8. The under has hit in the Wolverines’ last four games.

Michigan vs Illinois Over/Under Pick: Over 153½

Illinois has scored 80 or more points in three straight games. Both of these teams are trending strongly towards the over this season. We’re taking the over at the sportsbook.

Michigan vs Illinois ATS Pick: Michigan +16

Illinois is looking to bounce back after an 8-point loss to Michigan State. The Wolverines have been on the struggle bus this season.

Michigan is coming off a 20-point loss to Nebraska, but the Wolverines did upset No. 20 Wisconsin in their previous outing. Illinois defeated Michigan by 15 points the last time these two teams squared off on January 18.

While I still like Illinois to win, the Illini have not been in top form in recent weeks. Bet online Michigan to cover the big spread.

Michigan vs Illinois Best Prop Bet: Olivier Nkamhoua Over 6.5 Rebounds (-150)

Michigan forward Olivier Nkamhoua has been a rebounding machine, averaging 7.4 boards this season. Nkamhoua has double-digit rebounds in two straight games and has topped this prop number in three of his last four outings.

Yes, the Wolverines forward is facing a top rebounding team in Illinois. We still like the over on Nkamhoua’s rebounds in the NCAA basketball odds.


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Michigan vs Illinois Prediction

Illinois 86, Michigan 75




Questions Of The Day

Who is the best bet to cover the spread in Michigan versus Illinois?

Take Michigan to cover the 16-point spread against Illinois.

What is the best prop bet for the Michigan-Illinois game?

We like the over on Olivier Nkamhoua’s rebounds against Illinois.



The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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