Big Ten rivals clash tonight in Madison, where Illinois has had its issues covering the spread versus Wisconsin.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, the Badgers are 11.5-point home favorites over the Fighting Illini for tonight's 7:30PM ET tip-off. As for the total, the number opened at 136 and that's where it currently sits.
Wisconsin has been hot at the betting window of late, covering in seven of its last 10 games and also going 7-3 straight up over that same span. Illinois, meanwhile, is 4-6 in its last 10 games, covering in five of those contests during that stretch.
As previously noted, Madison has not been a welcoming site for Illinois, which is 0-5 against the spread in its last five road games versus Wisconsin. In fact, the Illini are just 5-15-1 against the number in their last 21 games overall versus the Badgers, while the favorite is 20-6-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings between these two teams.