Nebraska vs Illinois Basketball Odds

The Cornhuskers will play the Fighting Illini on Saturday, March 16th, 2024. Your timezone's tip off time is 3:30 pm EDT. Check local listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage.

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Key Matchup Stats

The 2023-24 college basketball postseason has arrived. With tournament action on the docket, Nebraska and Illinois are set to tip-off on Saturday, March 16th, 2024. Here's your chance to partake in March Madness! The end of the regular season has left us with solid trends for each team. Use the following performance insights and stats to handicap what promises to be an exciting matchup.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - Nebraska wound up with a 98.33 SportsBetting3.com conference power ranking for the 2023-24 college basketball regular season, while Illinois finished with a 98.67 power ranking.
  • Away Records - Tournament games are typically played at neutral venues, which means both teams are away from their home courts. Nebraska comes to this matchup with a 3-8 record as an away team, ranking them 4th in the Big Ten Conference for away team wins. Their opponent, Illinois, finished the regular season with a 6-5 record as an away team, ranking them 2nd in the Big Ten Conference for away team wins.
  • Conference Win Percentage - Nebraska finished 3rd (0.600) in the Big Ten Conference, with Illinois ending up 2nd (0.700) for their conference win percentage in the 2023 Big Ten Conference.
  • Overall Win Percentage - Nebraska had a 0.719 regular season overall win percentage, with Illinois, notching a 0.750 overall win percentage at the end of the 2023-24 regular season.
  • Team Records - Nebraska tallied a 23-9 regular season overall record. Meanwhile, Illinois put together a 24-8 standing for 2023-24 college basketball regular season.

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Nebraska 23-9 overall, Illinois 24-8 overall - who will conquer the court?

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The tables below have the best point spread lines, total lines, and moneylines for this matchup. Bet on March Madness games at BetWay, BetRivers, and BetMGM. Review this matchup's prop bets below.

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Best Cornhuskers at Fighting Illini Odds


Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

Nebraska
Favorite

Illinois
Illinois has a -4.5 -110 point spread at BetMGM Array. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. Nebraska has a +4.5 -107 point spread at BetRivers. Nebraska is the point spread underdog. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetRivers has the best over line of 152 points. Risk $110 to win $100. BetMGM has the best under line of 153.5 points. Risk $115 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Nebraska
Favorite

Illinois
Illinois is the -210 moneyline favorite. Risk $210 to win $100 on Illinois at BetMGM. Nebraska is the +170 underdog at BetRivers. Risk $100 to win $170 on Nebraska. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the Nebraska vs Illinois College Basketball game on Saturday, March 16th, 2024?

Illinois is a -4.5 -110 point spread favorite at BetMGM, while Nebraska is a +4.5 -107 point spread underdog at BetRivers.

What is the over-under total line for the Nebraska vs Illinois College Basketball game on Saturday, March 16th, 2024?

The best over line is 152 -110 points at BetRivers, which means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 153.5 -115 points at BetMGM, and that means you risk $115 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the Nebraska vs Illinois College Basketball game on Saturday, March 16th, 2024?

Illinois is a -210 moneyline favorite at BetMGM and Nebraska is a +170 moneyline underdog at BetRivers.

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College Basketball Odds and Outcomes Explained

Game
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Nebraska
Illinois
3/16/24 3:30pm EDT
+4.5 -107-4.5 -114
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Underdog Nebraska - Nebraska bettors risk $100 to win $93.46 at -107 odds.

A +4.5 Nebraska underdog bet wins if they lose by 4 or fewer, tie, or win outright. Your bet loses if they lose by 5 or more.

Favorite Illinois - Illinois bettors risk $100 to win $87.72 at -114 odds.

A -4.5 Illinois favorite bet wins if they win by 5 or more. Your bet loses if they win by 4 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

Nebraska at Illinois Prop Bets

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College Basketball Prop Bets
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Nebraska
Illinois
Tie
End of 2nd Half Result
3/16/24 3:30pm EDT
+185-210+1700Bet
Illinois
Team Total Points
NEB at ILL
3/16/24 3:30pm EDT
78.5 o -11778.5 u -109Bet
Nebraska
Team Total Points
NEB at ILL
3/16/24 3:30pm EDT
73.5 o -10573.5 u -121Bet

Team Standings

2023-2024 College Basketball Regular Season Standings - Nebraska, Illinois
Team W-L Win% Home Away Conf CGB Conf% Strk
#6 Illinois29-90.76315-36-514-6+30.700L1
Nebraska23-110.67618-13-812-8+50.600L2

Nebraska & 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.

Nebraska Championship Odds

No NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament TM Nebraska YR: futures available

Illinois Championship Odds

No NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament TM Illinois YR: futures available

Nebraska & Illinois Team Pages

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How to Bet on the Game

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How to Bet on the Nebraska 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 Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at 3:30 pm EDT, 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 Nebraska vs Illinois Game.

    Navigate to the sportsbook's College Basketball page. Next, look for live or upcoming matchups. Select the Nebraska 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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