Northwestern vs. Illinois Prediction
A sizable matchup in the Big Ten will occur at 9:00 p.m. ET at the State Farm Center in Champaign, IL where Illinois will host Northwestern.
Given the under trends for both of these teams, is that the best option for bettors when it comes to tonight’s matchup?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
809 Northwestern Wildcats (+5.5) at 810 Illinois Fighting Illini (-5.5); o/u 135.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, February 23, 2023
State Farm Center, Champaign, IL
Northwestern vs. Illinois Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 58% of public bettors are currently backing Northwestern 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.
Northwestern Wildcats DFS Spin
Chase Audige racked up seven points (3-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals across 20 minutes during Sunday's 80-60 win over Iowa. Audige is usually a key scorer for the Wildcats but was caught in foul trouble and played for the fewest minutes in a game over the season. Still, between Audige, Ty Berry and Boo Buie, there are plenty of options to choose from in their team.
Illinois Fighting Illini DFS Spin
Terrence Shannon (concussion) will be inactive for Monday's showdown with Minnesota, Scott Richey of The Champaign News-Gazette reports. Shannon will remain out for the second-straight game in concussion protocol during Monday's matchup with the Gophers. The 6-foot-6 senior has started in 25 games this season, logging 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and 1.4 steals in 31.6 minutes per game. In his absence, Ramses Melendez (who started against Indiana on Saturday). will likely start.
Northwestern vs. Illinois CBB Betting Trends
Underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings
Road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings
Fighting Illini are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss
Fighting Illini are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Northwestern vs. Illinois CBB Prediction:
The under is 10-1 in the Fighting Illini’s last 11 games when facing an opponent with a winning record and is 4-0 in their last four games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. The under is also 6-0 in the Wildcats’ last six games overall, is 4-0 in their last four games following an ATS win and is 4-0 in their last four games coming off a win.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: NORTHWESTERN/ILLINOIS UNDER 135.5