Illinois vs. Minnesota Prediction & Odds
Minnesota will host 12-5 Illinois on Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. ET and despite being 7-8 on the season, are the Golden Gophers a good bet to cover as 9-point home dogs?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
875 Illinois Fighting Illini (-9) at 876 Minnesota Golden Gophers (+9); o/u 137
6:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 16, 2023
Williams Arena, Minneapolis, MN
Illinois vs. Minnesota Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 72% 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.
Illinois Fighting Illini DFS Spin
Dain Dainja racked up 20 points (8-12 FG, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 32 minutes during Friday's 75-66 win over Michigan State. Dainja continues his boom-or-bust season with a second 20-point effort to sandwich three games scoring less than 10. One can only hope that he finds more consistency if he continues to remain a starter.
Minnesota Golden Gophers DFS Spin
Taurus Samuels posted six points (2-6 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), one rebound, three assists, one block and one steal across 33 minutes during Thursday's 70-67 victory over Ohio State. Samuels has started in six straight games but has been held scoreless on three occasions in that stretch. He might still be finding his stride, as Samuels has scored 14 over the last two games while racking up 32 and 33 minutes. This still isn't much to marvel over as Samuels has never averaged more than 9.4 points per game in his career.
Illinois vs. Minnesota CBB Betting Trends
Under is 6-1 in Fighting Illini last 7 games following a ATS win
Under is 6-2 in Fighting Illini last 8 games following a straight up win
Under is 5-1 in Golden Gophers last 6 overall
Under is 8-2 in Golden Gophers last 10 home games
Illinois vs. Minnesota CBB Prediction:
The favorite is 26-9 against the spread in the last 35 meetings between these two teams. The Fighting Illini are also 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games versus a team with a losing record. The Golden Gophers, meanwhile, are 3-11-1 against the spread in their last 15 games following an ATS win and are just 1-4 against the number in their last five home games.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI -9