Michigan State vs. Illinois Prediction

Michigan State vs. Illinois, 1/13/23 CBB Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

Big Ten rivals clash in Champaign, IL on Friday night when Illinois hosts Michigan State at 9:00 p.m. ET on FS1. Are the Fighting Illini a bad bet as a 6.5-point favorite?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

883 Michigan State Spartans (+6.5) at 884 Illinois Fighting Illini (-6.5); o/u 136.5

9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, January 13, 2023

State Farm Center, Champaign, IL

Michigan State vs. Illinois Public Betting Information

Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 66% of public bettors are currently backing Illinois when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Michigan State Spartans DFS Spin

Jaden Akins produced 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound and one steal in 20 minutes during Tuesday's 69-65 victory over Wisconsin. Akins hasn't offered great production but he's at least scored in double-figures in three of the last five games. If he can limit the four turnovers he committed Tuesday, then Akins could show more improvement.

Illinois Fighting Illini DFS Spin

Terrence Shannon logged 25 points (10-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals across 35 minutes during the Fighting Illini's 76-50 win Tuesday at Nebraska. Shannon scored more than 20 points across three of five games the 2022-23 Fighting Illini played in between Dec. 21 and Jan. 11. They continued their conference schedule during that span. But at least until March, Shannon is expected to be the Illini's best player when available.

Michigan State vs. Illinois CBB Betting Trends

Under is 5-2 in Spartans last 7 overall

Over is 9-4 in Spartans last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600

Under is 4-1 in Fighting Illini last 5 home games

Under is 5-2 in Fighting Illini last 7 overall

Michigan State vs. Illinois CBB Prediction:

The Spartans are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, are 4-0 against the number in their last four games following a win and are 5-0 at the betting window in their last five games versus a team with a winning record. On the other side, the Fighting Illini are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following a win and are 3-10 at the betting window in their last 13 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.


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