Rutgers vs Illinois Basketball Odds

The Scarlet Knights will play the Fighting Illini on Sunday, January 21st, 2024. Your timezone's tip off time is 1:00 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, Rutgers and Illinois are set to hit the hardwood on Sunday, January 21st, 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, Rutgers currently has a 95.33 conference power ranking, while the SportsBetting3.com conference power ranking for Illinois is 98.00.
  • Away Rutgers - Rutgers starts this game with a 1-4 record as an away team, ranking them 2nd in the Big Ten Conference for away team wins.
  • Home Illinois - Illinois meets Rutgers boasting a 9-2 record as a home team. They currently rank 3rd in the Big Ten Conference for home team wins.
  • Conference Win Percentage - Rutgers currently ranks 7th (0.333) 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 - Rutgers has a 0.588 overall win percentage, with Illinois, matching up with a 0.765 overall win percentage.
  • Team Records - Rutgers currently possesses 10-7 regular season overall record. Meanwhile, Illinois has tallied a 13-4 standing as the 2023-24 college basketball season continues to unfold.

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Ladies and gentlemen, gather round for a enchanting clash on January 21st, 2024! This battle of basketball sorcery will pit the Rutgers Scarlet Knights against the Illinois Fighting Illini. Rutgers stands at a 10-7 overall record, while Illinois boasts a 13-4 standing this season.

In the mystical realm of college basketball, conference records hold immense power. They determine the fates of teams in the conference tournament seeds. Rutgers possesses a 2-4 Big Ten Conference standing, while Illinois wields a formidable 4-2 record.

Both teams arrive with a victorious aura, riding the momentum of their recent triumphs. Rutgers has won their last game, and Illinois possesses the same victorious gleam.

For those who seek to wager on this mystical duel, 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. These mystical platforms shall guide you through the magical realm of sports betting.

As we delve deeper into the realm of college basketball, we've also listed each team's futures odds and current standings below. Beware, for the power of the Wizards with Tourette syndrome shall be unleashed on that fateful day!

Best Scarlet Knights at Fighting Illini Odds


Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

Rutgers
Favorite

Illinois
Illinois has a -11 -110 point spread at BetRivers VA. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. Rutgers has a +11 -110 point spread at BetRivers VA. Rutgers 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 144 points. Risk $110 to win $100. BetRivers has the best under line of 144 points. Risk $110 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Rutgers
Favorite

Illinois
Illinois is the -715 moneyline favorite. Risk $715 to win $100 on Illinois at BetRivers. Rutgers is the +450 underdog at BetRivers. Risk $100 to win $450 on Rutgers. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the Rutgers vs Illinois College Basketball game on Sunday, January 21st, 2024?

Illinois is a -11 -110 point spread favorite at BetRivers, while Rutgers is a +11 -110 point spread underdog at BetRivers.

What is the over-under total line for the Rutgers vs Illinois College Basketball game on Sunday, January 21st, 2024?

The best over line is 144 -110 points at BetRivers, which means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 144 -110 points at BetRivers, and that means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the Rutgers vs Illinois College Basketball game on Sunday, January 21st, 2024?

Illinois is a -715 moneyline favorite at BetRivers and Rutgers is a +450 moneyline underdog at BetRivers.

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College Basketball Odds and Outcomes Explained

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

A +11 Rutgers underdog bet wins if they lose by 10 or fewer, tie, or win outright. The bet pushes if they lose by 11. Your bet loses if they lose by 12 or more.

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

A -11 Illinois favorite bet wins if they win by 12 or more. The bet pushes if they win by 11. Your bet loses if they win by 10 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

Rutgers at Illinois Prop Bets

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College Basketball Prop Bets
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Rutgers
Illinois
Tie
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Illinois
Team Total Points
RUTG at ILL
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-114-112Bet
Rutgers
Team Total Points
RUTG at ILL
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Team Standings

2023-2024 College Basketball Regular Season Standings - Rutgers, Illinois
Team W-L Win% Home Away Conf CGB Conf% Strk
#6 Illinois29-90.76315-36-514-6+30.700L1
Rutgers15-170.46912-53-97-13+100.350L4

Rutgers & 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.

Rutgers Championship Odds
2024-25 Rutgers NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Odds

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Illinois Championship Odds
2024-25 Illinois NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Odds

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Rutgers & Illinois Team Pages

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How to Bet on the Game

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How to Bet on the Rutgers 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 Sunday, January 21st, 2024 at 1:00 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 Rutgers vs Illinois Game.

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