Ohio State vs Illinois Basketball Odds

The Buckeyes will play the Fighting Illini on Friday, March 15th, 2024. Your timezone's tip off time is 6:30 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, Ohio State and Illinois are set to tip-off on Friday, March 15th, 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 - Ohio State wound up with a 97.00 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. Ohio State comes to this matchup with a 2-8 record as an away team, ranking them 5th 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 - Ohio State finished 6th (0.450) 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 - Ohio State had a 0.625 regular season overall win percentage, with Illinois, notching a 0.742 overall win percentage at the end of the 2023-24 regular season.
  • Team Records - Ohio State tallied a 20-12 regular season overall record. Meanwhile, Illinois put together a 23-8 standing for 2023-24 college basketball regular season.

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Hocus pocus, Ohio State 20-12, Illinois 23-8, March Madness showdown on Friday!

Ohio State 9-11 in Big Ten, Illinois 14-6, single-elimination NCAA tournament.

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.

Best Buckeyes at Fighting Illini Odds


Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

Ohio State
Favorite

Illinois
Illinois has a -5.5 +100 point spread at BetMGM Array. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. Ohio State has a +5.5 -113 point spread at BetRivers. Ohio 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
BetRivers has the best over line of 150 points. Risk $113 to win $100. BetMGM has the best under line of 150.5 points. Risk $105 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Ohio State
Favorite

Illinois
Illinois is the -225 moneyline favorite. Risk $225 to win $100 on Illinois at BetMGM. Ohio State is the +180 underdog at BetRivers. Risk $100 to win $180 on Ohio State. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the Ohio State vs Illinois College Basketball game on Friday, March 15th, 2024?

Illinois is a -5.5 +100 point spread favorite at BetMGM, while Ohio State is a +5.5 -113 point spread underdog at BetRivers.

What is the over-under total line for the Ohio State vs Illinois College Basketball game on Friday, March 15th, 2024?

The best over line is 150 -113 points at BetRivers, which means you risk $113 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 150.5 -105 points at BetMGM, and that means you risk $105 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the Ohio State vs Illinois College Basketball game on Friday, March 15th, 2024?

Illinois is a -225 moneyline favorite at BetMGM and Ohio State is a +180 moneyline underdog at BetRivers.

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College Basketball Odds and Outcomes Explained

Game
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Ohio State
Illinois
3/15/24 6:30pm EDT
+5.5 -113-5.5 -107
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Underdog Ohio State - Ohio State bettors risk $100 to win $88.5 at -113 odds.

A +5.5 Ohio State underdog bet wins if they lose by 5 or fewer, tie, or win outright. Your bet loses if they lose by 6 or more.

Favorite Illinois - Illinois bettors risk $100 to win $93.46 at -107 odds.

A -5.5 Illinois favorite bet wins if they win by 6 or more. Your bet loses if they win by 5 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

Ohio State at Illinois Prop Bets

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College Basketball Prop Bets
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Ohio State
Illinois
Tie
End of 2nd Half Result
3/15/24 6:30pm EDT
+190-225+1800Bet
Illinois
Team Total Points
OSU at ILL
3/15/24 6:30pm EDT
79.5 o -10579.5 u -121Bet
Ohio State
Team Total Points
OSU at ILL
3/15/24 6:30pm EDT
73.5 o -11773.5 u -109Bet

Team Standings

2023-2024 College Basketball Regular Season Standings - Ohio State, Illinois
Team W-L Win% Home Away Conf CGB Conf% Strk
#6 Illinois29-90.76315-36-514-6+30.700L1
Ohio State22-140.61115-52-89-11+80.450L1

Ohio 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.

Ohio State Championship Odds

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Illinois Championship Odds

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Ohio State & Illinois Team Pages

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How to Bet on the Game

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How to Bet on the Ohio 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 Friday, March 15th, 2024 at 6:30 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 Ohio State vs Illinois Game.

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