ILLINOIS Odds: Schedule, Matchups, & Stats

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March 30, 2024

Illinois Schedule

Date Opp Close Result ATS/OU
Nov 6, 2023 Eastern Illinois -29.5 / 143 Won 80-52 Lost / Under
Nov 10, 2023 Oakland -24.5 / 150.5 Won 64-53 Lost / Under
Nov 14, 2023 Marquette -1 / 149 Lost 64-71 Lost / Under
Nov 17, 2023 Valparaiso -29.5 / 139.5 Won 87-64 Lost / Over
Nov 19, 2023 Southern -25 / 147.5 Won 88-60 Won / Over
Nov 24, 2023 Western Illinois -27 / 145.5 Won 84-52 Won / Under
Dec 2, 2023 @Rutgers +1.5 / 138 Won 76-58 Won / Under
Dec 5, 2023 Florida Atlantic +2.5 / 146.5 Won 98-89 Won / Over
Dec 9, 2023 @Tennessee +7 / 145.5 Lost 79-86 Push / Over
Dec 17, 2023 Colgate -17 / 145.5 Won 74-57 Push / Under
Dec 22, 2023 @Missouri -6.5 / 150 Won 97-73 Won / Over
Dec 29, 2023 Fairleigh Dickinson -26 / 163 Won 104-71 Won / Over
Jan 2, 2024 Northwestern -5.5 / 140.5 Won 96-66 Won / Over
Jan 5, 2024 @Purdue +10 / 152 Lost 78-83 Won / Over
Jan 11, 2024 Michigan State -3.5 / 150 Won 71-68 Lost / Under
Jan 14, 2024 Maryland -9 / 138 Lost 67-76 Lost / Over
Jan 18, 2024 @Michigan -3 / 152 Won 88-73 Won / Over
Jan 21, 2024 Rutgers -11.5 / 143.5 Won 86-63 Won / Over
Jan 24, 2024 @Northwestern -3.5 / 146 Lost 91-96 Lost / Over
Jan 27, 2024 Indiana -14.5 / 155 Won 70-62 Lost / Under
Jan 30, 2024 @Ohio State -3 / 146.5 Won 87-75 Won / Over
Feb 4, 2024 Nebraska -10 / 154 Won 87-84 Lost / Over
Feb 10, 2024 @Michigan State +3.5 / 145.5 Lost 80-88 Lost / Over
Feb 13, 2024 Michigan -15.5 / 153.5 Won 97-68 Won / Over
Feb 17, 2024 @Maryland -2.5 / 139.5 Won 85-80 Won / Over
Feb 21, 2024 @Penn State -7.5 / 156.5 Lost 89-90 Lost / Over
Feb 24, 2024 Iowa -9.5 / 166 Won 95-85 Won / Over
Feb 28, 2024 Minnesota -12 / 155.5 Won 105-97 Lost / Over
Mar 2, 2024 @Wisconsin +3 / 151.5 Won 91-83 Won / Over
Mar 5, 2024 Purdue -2.5 / 164.5 Lost 71-77 Lost / Under
Mar 10, 2024 @Iowa -1.5 / 171.5 Won 73-61 Won / Under
Mar 15, 2024 Ohio State -5 / 150 Won 77-74 Lost / Over
Mar 16, 2024 Nebraska -5 / 155 Won 98-87 Won / Over
Mar 17, 2024 Wisconsin -3.5 / 147.5 Won 93-87 Won / Over
Mar 21, 2024 Morehead State -11 / 147 Won 85-69 Won / Over
Mar 23, 2024 Duquesne -10 / 147 Won 89-63 Won / Over
Mar 28, 2024 @Iowa State +1 / 148 Won 72-69 Won / Under
Mar 30, 2024 @Connecticut +8.5 / 154.5 Lost 52-77 Lost / Under

Betting on the Illinois Fighting Illini

The Fighting Illini are in position to make some noise.

Illinois Men’s Basketball History

Three of Illinois’ five Final Four appearances came in a four year span during the late ‘40s and early ‘50s. It was tough sledding after that for the Illini until Lou Henson took control of the program.

Even in Henson’s first few years, the team couldn’t get into the Big Dance. It wasn’t until 1981 that the Illini began a run of consistent excellence that fans had yearned for.

From 1981-1990, Henson and Illinois made the NCAA Tournament every year except one, and they reached the Final Four as a 1-seed in ’89.

Although Illinois has never won a title, they have come close several times. There was that 1989 season, an Elite 8 appearance as a 1-seed in ’01, and a loss in the championship game in ’05.

Ironically, all three occurred under different head coaches. ’89 was still the Lou Henson era, ’01 was part of Bill Self’s brief stint, and the ’05 title game came under Bruce Weber.

Weber’s ’05 Illinois team is arguably the school’s best and most memorable as it was led by guards Deron Williams and Dee Brown.

The Illini finished that season 37-2, including the 5-point loss to North Carolina in the championship game.

Now, Illinois has worked to re-establish itself as a Big Ten powerhouse the last few years.

Betting in Illinois

Both online and retail sports betting were legalized in Illinois in 2019, although they did not launch until 2020.

BetRivers Sportsbook launched in the Land of Lincoln on June 18, 2020, making online sports betting a reality in the state.

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By the end of 2020, four online operators were live and accepting wagers in Illinois. Now, Illinois is a major player in US sports betting as most of the industry’s leading sportsbooks offer their product there.

Fans and backers of the Fighting Illini can expect to see something like this when navigating one of Illinois’ many options:

·        Illinois +3.5

·        Purdue -3.5

Here, the Illini are 3.5-point underdogs. Someone placing a spread wager on Illinois needs them to either win the game or lose by fewer than 4 points.

If Illinois falls to Purdue by 4 or more, Purdue covers the spread and Illinois backers lose their bet