Illinois vs Northwestern Basketball Odds

The Fighting Illini will play the Wildcats on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024. Your timezone's tip off time is 9:00 pm EST. Check local listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage.

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Key Matchup Stats

Looking into the second half of the 2023-24 college basketball season, Illinois and Northwestern are set to hit the hardwood on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024. Luckily, we have some clear performance trends emerging now that each team has more than a dozen games under their belts. Use the following data to help analyze this matchup and to place an intelligent wager on its ultimate outcome.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - With the 2023-24 season in full stride, Illinois currently has a 98.67 conference power ranking, while the SportsBetting3.com conference power ranking for Northwestern is 97.00.
  • Away Illinois - Illinois starts this game with a 2-2 record as an away team, ranking them 2nd in the Big Ten Conference for away team wins.
  • Home Northwestern - Northwestern meets Illinois boasting a 9-1 record as a home team. They currently rank 4th in the Big Ten Conference for home team wins.
  • Conference Win Percentage - Illinois currently ranks 3rd (0.714) in the Big Ten Conference, with Northwestern now standing 4th (0.571) for their conference win percentage in the 2023 Big Ten Conference for the 2023-24 college basketball season.
  • Overall Win Percentage - Illinois has a 0.778 overall win percentage, with Northwestern, matching up with a 0.722 overall win percentage.
  • Team Records - Illinois currently possesses 14-4 regular season overall record. Meanwhile, Northwestern has tallied a 13-5 standing as the 2023-24 college basketball season continues to unfold.

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Get ready for a magical showdown on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024! Illinois, with a 14-4 overall standing, will clash with Northwestern, who holds a 13-5 overall standing in the 2023-24 college basketball season. The conference records will determine the tournament seeds, adding extra spice to this battle. Illinois boasts a 5-2 Big Ten Conference standing, while Northwestern follows closely with 4-3.

Illinois enters the game with a victorious aura, winning their last two games in a row. Northwestern, on the other hand, is burdened with a losing streak after their previous game. It's a thrilling match-up that promises sparks on the court!

For those looking to place their bets, review the tables below to find the best point spread, total, and moneylines for this game. Remember, you can bet on college basketball legally at BetRivers, BetMGM, and BetWay. Additionally, we've also listed each team's futures odds and current standings below.

So, mark your calendars and get ready to witness an enchanting battle between Illinois and Northwestern. It's a clash that could potentially shape the conference tournament seeds. Don't miss out on the excitement!

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Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

Northwestern
Favorite

Illinois
Illinois has a -3.5 -120 point spread at BetMGM VA. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. Northwestern has a +4 -110 point spread at BetRivers. Northwestern is the point spread underdog. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetMGM has the best over line of 145.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. BetRivers has the best under line of 146 points. Risk $110 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Northwestern
Favorite

Illinois
Illinois is the -186 moneyline favorite. Risk $186 to win $100 on Illinois at BetRivers. Northwestern is the +155 underdog at BetMGM. Risk $100 to win $155 on Northwestern. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the Illinois vs Northwestern College Basketball game on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024?

Illinois is a -3.5 -120 point spread favorite at BetMGM, while Northwestern is a +4 -110 point spread underdog at BetRivers.

What is the over-under total line for the Illinois vs Northwestern College Basketball game on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024?

The best over line is 145.5 -110 points at BetMGM, which means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 146 -110 points at BetRivers, and that means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the Illinois vs Northwestern College Basketball game on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024?

Illinois is a -186 moneyline favorite at BetRivers and Northwestern is a +155 moneyline underdog at BetMGM.

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Underdog Northwestern - Northwestern bettors risk $100 to win $90.91 at -110 odds.

A +4 Northwestern underdog bet wins if they lose by 3 or fewer, tie, or win outright. The bet pushes if they lose by 4. Your bet loses if they lose by 5 or more.

Favorite Illinois - Illinois bettors risk $100 to win $90.91 at -110 odds.

A -4 Illinois favorite bet wins if they win by 5 or more. The bet pushes if they win by 4. Your bet loses if they win by 3 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

Illinois at Northwestern Prop Bets

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Team Standings

2023-2024 College Basketball Regular Season Standings - Illinois, Northwestern
Team W-L Win% Home Away Conf CGB Conf% Strk
#12 Illinois19-70.73113-24-510-5+2.50.667L1
Northwestern19-80.70414-13-610-6+30.625W2

Illinois & Northwestern Futures Odds

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Illinois Championship Odds
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Illinois & Northwestern Team Pages

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How to Bet on the Game

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How to Bet on the Illinois vs Northwestern College Basketball Game

  1. Open a new sports betting account before game time.

    Review our list of sports betting sites. Open a new account before the game starts on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 at 9:00 pm EST, making sure to enter all your personal details correctly. Don't forget to add your bonus code.

  2. Visit the sportsbook’s cashier, banking, or deposit page.

    Navigate to the sportsbook's deposit page. Use your Visa card or MasterCard, or deposit with a bank transfer, or other methods like Paypal.

  3. Tap to the sportsbook's College Basketball page, look for the Illinois vs Northwestern Game.

    Navigate to the sportsbook's College Basketball page. Next, look for live or upcoming matchups. Select the Illinois vs Northwestern Game.

  4. Choose your bet and place a wager.

    Choose your bet and then use the funds you deposited to place a wager. The sportsbook will pay your winnings or deduct a losing wager from your account balance after the game.

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