Michigan State Spartans (16-8) vs Illinois Fighting Illini (16-7)
NCAA Basketball: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 9:00 pm ET (State Farm Center)
MoneyLine: Michigan State (-129), Illinois (+105)
Spread: Michigan State -2.5 (-106), Illinois +2.5 (-115)
Total: Over 141.5 (-106), Under 141.5 (-115)
Michigan State Spartans
The Michigan State Spartans are on a three-game losing streak, with two of the three losses being on the road. Despite their recent losses, the Spartans are fourth in the Big 10 with a record 16-8 (with a record of 8-5 in the conference). The Spartans are one game under .500 in road games (with an away record of 3-4) and have a chance to improve to 4-4 tonight with a win over the Fighting Illini.
The Spartans suffered a loss to their rival, the Michigan Wolverines, to get their third consecutive loss. Cassius Winston led the team with 20 points and six assists. Xavier Tillman had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. As one of the top inside-outside duos in the nation, Winston and Tillman could have another great game against Illinois.
Illinois Fighting Illini
The Fighting Illini are on a losing streak themselves, as they’ve lost their last two games. They suffered a loss against the Maryland Terrapins on Friday, and one against the Iowa Hawkeyes five days earlier.
Illinois is third in the Big 10, with a record of 16-7 (and a conference record of 8-4) with an even away record of 4-4. They lost a conference rival in the Spartans tonight, as they look to snap their losing streak.
Fighting Illini guard Ayo Dosunmu led the team with 16 points. Dosunmu averages 15.8 points and 3.4 assists this season. The sophomore’s stats have improved slightly from last season, and he leads the team in scoring. Their center Kofi Cockburn isn’t too far behind (in scoring) as he averages 13.8 points and nine rebounds. So, it is safe to say both players will be a factor in tonight’s game.
Spartans Betting Trends
Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Michigan State is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Illinois.
The total has gone over in 4 of Michigan State’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois.
Fighting Illini Betting Trends
Illinois is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
Illinois is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games this season.
The total has gone under in 9 of Illinois’ last 13 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
Both teams are on a losing streak with a decent chance of snapping them. Both teams are decent on the road, and the Fighting Illini are good at home with a record of 12-2. However, the Spartans remain the favorites and should get the win.