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    The Michigan Wolverines (17-12, 11-7 Big Ten) are underdogs (+3.5) in their attempt to extend a three-game winning streak when they visit the Illinois Fighting Illini (19-10, 10-8 Big Ten) at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at State Farm Center. The matchup airs on ESPN. The matchup’s point total is set at 144.5.

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    • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Champaign, Illinois
    • Arena: State Farm Center

    Betting Lines for Fighting Illini vs. Wolverines

    Illinois vs Michigan Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Illinois -3.5 144.5

    Illinois Betting Stats & Information

    • Illinois has been favored on the moneyline 21 times this season. They’ve gone 14-7 in those games.
    • The Fighting Illini have not yet played as a moneyline favorite of -169 or shorter.
    • The Fighting Illini have a 17-12-0 record against the spread this season.
    • The Wolverines have a 5-3-1 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 3.5 points or more.
    • Illinois’ average point total in matchups this year is 139.7, 4.8 points below the over/under in this game.

    Michigan Betting Stats & Info

    • Michigan has won two, or 18.2%, of the 11 games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • The Wolverines have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +140 odds on them winning this game.
    • The Wolverines are 15-13-1 ATS this year.
    • The Wolverines have a 5-3-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this year.
    • Michigan’s games this season have averaged an over/under of 142.1 points, 2.4 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

    Illinois vs. Michigan Season Stat Comparison

    Illinois Rank Illinois AVG Michigan AVG Michigan Rank
    121st 74.2 Points Scored 73.4 138th
    59th 65.6 Points Allowed 68.7 137th
    22nd 35.7 Rebounds 33.6 75th
    50th 10.1 Off. Rebounds 7.7 252nd
    137th 7.8 3pt Made 7.7 146th
    229th 12.5 Assists 12.3 244th
    259th 12.7 Turnovers 9.7 20th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Illinois Fighting Illini Leaders

    • The leader in rebounds and assists for the Fighting Illini is Coleman Hawkins, who pulls down 6.4 boards and distributes 2.9 assists per game to go with a 9.9 PPG scoring average.
    • Terrence Shannon Jr. leads Illinois in scoring, averaging 17.1 per game to go with 4.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
    • Matthew Mayer leads the Fighting Illini in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Michigan Wolverines Leaders

    • Hunter Dickinson sits on top of the Wolverines leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 17.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
    • Dug McDaniel notches more assists than any other Michigan teammate with 3.4 per game. He also scores 8.2 points and grabs 3.1 rebounds per game.
    • Jett Howard is reliable from deep and leads the Wolverines with 2.7 made threes per game.

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