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No. 10 Illinois Looks to Rebound vs. Michigan State

The Big Ten conference rival Michigan State Spartans and Illinois Fighting Illini will meet on the court on Thursday at State Farm Center.

(Photo by Getty Images) Marcus Domask

Michigan State at Illinois

When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, January 11, 2024
Where: State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
Where to watch: FS1

Game Odds, Spread, Moneyline & Total

Michigan State @ Illinois (#10)
Moneyline

Michigan State    +135
Illinois (#10)    -160

Michigan State @ Illinois (#10)
Point Spread

Michigan State    3.0 (-105)
Illinois (#10)    -3.0 (-115)

Michigan State @ Illinois (#10)
Total

Over   149.0 (-110)
Under   149.0 (-110)

Betting Odds Source: Bovada Sportsbook

Team Record & Betting Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense
Michigan State 9-6 8-7 78.00 65.87
Illinois 11-3 10-4 83.50 66.79
Name ATS Home ATS Away OU Record
Michigan State 7-3 0-2 8-7
Illinois 5-4 3-0 8-6

Michigan State Spartans Last 5 Games

Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result
NWEST 74-88 L -3 136 L/O
PSU 92-61 W -13.5 146 W/O
INST 87-75 W -9 152.5 W/O
STONY 99-55 W -22.5 136.5 W/O
OAK 79-62 W -16 138 W/O

Illinois Fighting Illini Last 5 Games

Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result
PUR 78-83 L 10 151.5 W/O
NWEST 96-66 W -5.5 140.5 W/O
FDY 104-71 W -26 164 W/O
MIZZU 97-73 W -6.5 149 W/O
COLG 74-57 W -16.5 145.5 W/U

Game Preview

Michigan State is in danger of descending to a place the Spartans have never been during Tom Izzo’s 29 years as head coach.

If the Spartans (9-6, 1-3 Big Ten) can’t recover from Sunday’s 14-point loss at Northwestern and they fall again Thursday night in Champaign at No. 10 Illinois (11-3, 2-1), they’ll be off to their first 1-4 start in Big Ten play since 1989, when Izzo served as Jud Heathcote’s top assistant.

That’s not what anyone had in mind when Michigan State opened the season at No. 4 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 poll — yet here we are, and there was Izzo going scorched earth in Evanston, Ill., following Sunday’s loss.

by FLM

Betting Odds Trends

Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Michigan State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Michigan State’s last 8 games on the road
Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Michigan State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois’s last 7 games at home
Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Michigan State
Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Michigan State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois’s last 6 games when playing at home against Michigan State

Michigan State Spartans Injuries

Player Status/Updated
Jeremy Fears Jr Out indefinitely – Leg – 12/23/23
Gehrig Normand Out indefinitely – Foot – 1/8/24

Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries

Player Status/Updated
Amani Hansberry Ques Thurs – Back – 1/10/24
Terrence Shannon Jr. Out indefinitely – Suspension – 12/28/23
Niccolo Moretti Out indefinitely – Leg – 12/17/23
Sencire Harris out for season – Redshirt – 11/7/23

NCAAB Parlay Picks & Free Predictions

Final Score: Illinois 78-73
Expert Pick: Illinois -3 (-115) & Over 149
A $100 Parlay Bet will return $357 in total Payout

NCAAB Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook

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