Michigan State vs Illinois Basketball Odds

The Spartans will play the Fighting Illini on Thursday, January 11th, 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, Michigan State and Illinois are set to hit the hardwood on Thursday, January 11th, 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, Michigan State currently has a 95.33 conference power ranking, while the SportsBetting3.com conference power ranking for Illinois is 97.00.
  • Away Michigan State - Michigan State starts this game with a 0-2 record as an away team, ranking them 3rd in the Big Ten Conference for away team wins.
  • Home Illinois - Illinois meets Michigan State boasting a 8-1 record as a home team. They currently rank 2nd in the Big Ten Conference for home team wins.
  • Conference Win Percentage - Michigan State currently ranks 7th (0.250) in the Big Ten Conference, with Illinois now standing 3rd (0.667) for their conference win percentage in the 2023 Big Ten Conference for the 2023-24 college basketball season.
  • Overall Win Percentage - Michigan State has a 0.600 overall win percentage, with Illinois, matching up with a 0.786 overall win percentage.
  • Team Records - Michigan State currently possesses 9-6 regular season overall record. Meanwhile, Illinois has tallied a 11-3 standing as the 2023-24 college basketball season continues to unfold.

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Ladies and gentlemen, gather 'round for a magical clash on the hardwood! On Thursday, January 11th, 2024, our beloved Michigan State Spartans, with a 9-6 overall record, will face off against the mighty Illinois Fighting Illini, standing tall at 11-3.

In the realm of college basketball, conference records hold great power. They determine the seeds for the conference tournament, where dreams can be made or shattered. Sadly, our Spartans find themselves at 1-3 in the Big Ten, while the Illini boast a 2-1 record.

Both teams come into this enchanted encounter with a streak of losses, thirsting for a taste of victory. But fear not! For within their hearts dwells the spirit of champions, ready to defy the odds.

Before setting your wands aside and placing your 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. And fear not, my friends, for we've also listed each team's futures odds and current standings below.

So, let the battle commence! Michigan State, led by their valiant coach, shall summon their courage to face the formidable host, Illinois. May the magic of basketball guide their every move, and may the best team prevail!

Best Spartans at Fighting Illini Odds


Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

Michigan State
Favorite

Illinois
Illinois has a -3.5 -105 point spread at BetMGM Array. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. Michigan State has a +3.5 -110 point spread at BetRivers. Michigan State 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 149.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. BetRivers has the best under line of 150 points. Risk $110 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Michigan State
Favorite

Illinois
Illinois is the -165 moneyline favorite. Risk $165 to win $100 on Illinois at BetMGM. Michigan State is the +140 underdog at BetRivers. Risk $100 to win $140 on Michigan State. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the Michigan State vs Illinois College Basketball game on Thursday, January 11th, 2024?

Illinois is a -3.5 -105 point spread favorite at BetMGM, while Michigan State is a +3.5 -110 point spread underdog at BetRivers.

What is the over-under total line for the Michigan State vs Illinois College Basketball game on Thursday, January 11th, 2024?

The best over line is 149.5 -110 points at BetMGM, which means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 150 -110 points at BetRivers, and that means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the Michigan State vs Illinois College Basketball game on Thursday, January 11th, 2024?

Illinois is a -165 moneyline favorite at BetMGM and Michigan State is a +140 moneyline underdog at BetRivers.

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College Basketball Odds and Outcomes Explained

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

A +3.5 Michigan State underdog bet wins if they lose by 3 or fewer, tie, or win outright. Your bet loses if they lose by 4 or more.

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

A -3.5 Illinois favorite bet wins if they win by 4 or more. Your bet loses if they win by 3 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

Michigan State at Illinois Prop Bets

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College Basketball Prop Bets
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Michigan State
Illinois
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Illinois
Team Total Points
MSU at ILL
1/11/24 9:00pm EST
76.5 o -11476.5 u -112Bet
Michigan State
Team Total Points
MSU at ILL
1/11/24 9:00pm EST
73.5 o -11473.5 u -112Bet

Team Standings

2023-2024 College Basketball Regular Season Standings - Michigan State, Illinois
Team W-L Win% Home Away Conf CGB Conf% Strk
#6 Illinois29-90.76315-36-514-6+30.700L1
Michigan State20-150.57114-43-710-10+70.500L1

Michigan State & Illinois Futures Odds

Latest College Basketball Championship odds, if available, for each team. Review March Madness odds for other teams and learn how to bet on the college basketball tournament. Also be sure to read Ron Halfback's Final Four write-up.

Michigan State Championship Odds

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Illinois Championship Odds

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Michigan State & Illinois Team Pages

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How to Bet on the Game

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How to Bet on the Michigan State vs Illinois 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 Thursday, January 11th, 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 Michigan State vs Illinois Game.

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