- Michigan is an eight-point home favorite against Illinois on Tuesday night in a Big Ten game at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor
- The Wolverines can clinch their first regular-season conference title since 2014 with a win
- The odds, lines, and spread for Illinois-Michigan as well as a prediction can be found below
Michigan will attempt to clinch its first Big Ten regular-season title since 2014 when it hosts Illinois at 7:00 pm ET on Tuesday in a matchup of two potential No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor.
No. 2 Michigan is 18-1 overall and 13-1 in the conference while riding a winning streak that is seven-game. Second-place Illinois, ranked #4, has won back-to-back games and nine of its final 10 it is a underdog that is substanial
Illinois vs Michigan Odds
|Illinois||+295||+8 (-110)||Over 149.5 (-108)|
|Michigan||-385||-8 (-110)||Under 149.5 (-114)|
Odds as of March 1 at DraftKings.
Will Dosunmu Play?
Illinois star junior guard Ayo Dosunmu has missed the last two games with a nose that is broken. Mentor Brad Underwood wouldn’t normally agree to whether Dosunmu would play at Michigan, saying Monday he is “day to day.”
The final shot Ayo Dosunmu would just take at State Farm Center: a three-point dagger against Northwestern.
Hope to possess you straight back in the court quickly, Dos ???????? pic.twitter.com/P1Ybqnc78j
— Illinois Basketball (@IlliniMBB) 25, 2021
KenPom.com february ranks Dosunmu as the nation’s player that is fourth-best. He could be averaging 21.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists.
Illinois was in a position to pull a road upset of Wisconsin 74-69 on Saturday without Dosunmu so when a underdog that is 4.5-point
Sophomore center Kofi Cockburn led the Fighting Illini with 19 points. Freshman guard Andre Curbelo added 17 points, one off his career high, and guard that is senior Williams scored a season-high 12 points.
Illinois had a season-worst 20 turnovers but paid by keeping Wisconsin to 17-of-62 shooting prior to the Badgers made their final seven field-goal tries to finish at 34.8%.
Meanwhile, Illinois shot 52.1per cent (25 of 48) through the flooring, making every one of its final five field objective efforts in addition to its last 10 throws that are free. The Illini also held a rebounding that is 39-27.
Cockburn is averaging 17.8 points and 9.9 rebounds while shooting 66.8%. Senior guard Trent Frazier has a 10.4 average that is scoring
Double dutch, Kool Aid and Free Vibin’
Hear all of this and more from @_Trentfrazier1 mic’d up at practice. #Illini | #EveryDayGuys pic.twitter.com/qSED538YlG
— Illinois Basketball (@IlliniMBB) March 1, 2021
After helping replace some of Dosunmu’s lost Saturday that is scoring is shooting 54.8% general and 55.1% on three-point efforts.
Michigan’s Celebrity Power
While Dosunmu is iffy, Michigan could have two of this top players within the country in its lineup in freshman center Hunter Dickinson (rated number 3 by KenPom) and sophomore guard Franz Wagner (#9).
Dickinson is shooting 62.1% through the industry while averaging 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.8 shots that are blocked. Wagner has averages of 13.6 points and 6.4 rebounds and is a 53.5% shooter.
Grown move from Franz Wagner. ????
It’s a steal and one for @umichbball: pic.twitter.com/MxiNOynhT7
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 27, 2021
Wagner matched 21 points Saturday to his season-high as Michigan won at Indiana 73-57 as a seven-point favorite. He included six rebounds and three assists.
Wagner in addition has heated up within the homestretch of this season that is regular scoring 20-plus points in three of the last four games.
Senior forward Isaiah Livers had his double-double that is second of period with 16 points and 10 rebounds. He could be averaging 16.1 points within the seven games since Michigan took its loss that is only of season to Minnesota.
Overall, Livers is averaging 14.5 points and 6.2 rebounds. He is also having a shooting that is fine, making 48.2% of their field-goal efforts, 45.6% of their threes, and 87.2% of their foul shots.
Isaiah Livers utilizing the SLAM from the help from Franz Wagner! @umichbball // #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/xrKZah3XM7
— Big Ten system (@BigTenNetwork) February 26, 2021Michigan is 5th within the country in adjusted efficiency that is offensive according to KenPom, at 121.7 points per 100 possessions, and fourth defensively with an 87.7 mark.
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They Finally Meet
This is the lone meeting of the season that is regular Michigan and Illinois. The Illini swept a set of games in 2019-20, winning 71-62 in the home as a 1.5-point favorite and 64-62 on the way as a underdog that is 4.5-point
Dosunmu totaled 41 points in the two games. Cockburn had 19 points in the meeting that is first happened to five within the rematch.
It appears that there’s another Game of the season each week within the Big Ten in 2010, a testament to your strength that is conference’s. Michigan has an team that is outstanding is having a fantastic period however the number with this one appears high whether Dosunmu plays or perhaps not.
Pick: Illinois +8 (-110)(*)