Nebraska Cornhuskers

Basketball NCAAB Sat 16 Mar 14:00

Illinois Fighting Illini

  1. Prediction
  2. Bet Builder
  3. Odds
  4. Player Props
  5. Team Stats
  6. Standings

Over 153.5 Has to Be The Way Forward

There could be lots of baskets when Nebraska clash with Illinois, with our prediction being Over 153.5 points in total. Odds of -110 look well worth taking for this outcome.

9 of Last 10 Clashes Have Been Illinois Wins

Nebraska Cornhuskers previous game saw them claim a 93-66 home win over Indiana Hoosiers.

Illinois Fighting Illini were winners last time out. It was a 77-74 home victory against Ohio State Buckeyes.

Illinois triumphed 87-84 (OT) when they last played Nebraska. Illinois have eight straight victories against Nebraska. They have won 9 of the 10 previous head-to-head meetings.

Expert College Basketball Analysis

The form is always taken into consideration and it’s great to combine this with team news as it becomes available. In order to provide an expert verdict, the latest stats are analysed so that we have the best information.

Key Nebraska vs Illinois stats:

  • The 153.5 line has been covered in 3 of the last 5 Nebraska games on the road.
  • The 153.5 line has been covered in 6 of the last 10 Nebraska games on the road.
  • The 153.5 line has been covered in the last 2 Nebraska games.
  • The 153.5 line has been covered in 7 of the last 10 Illinois games.
  • The 153.5 line has been covered in 13 of the last 20 Illinois games.

We’re confident that Over 153.5 is the value play at -110. We’re expecting these college teams to rack up the points, so a total wager could be the way forward.

There are ways to get bigger odds by betting Over on the Totals. Bettors often look to move the line so they can land a more profitable return if the selection wins.

Over 153.5 Probability

The sportsbooks make it a 52.4% chance that our pick is settled as a winner. Taking all factors into consideration, our cappers think there’s a stronger chance of success and have a probability interval between 55-60%. It’s the reason why we are recommending this college basketball bet.

Nebraska vs Illinois Prediction

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Player Props

Top Pick: Keisei Tominaga Under 16.5 Points -125 bet365 logo

Keisei Tominaga (Nebraska) is available at -125 to total Under 16.5 points. There could well be a failure on his part to cover the total and this looks pretty generous to us.

Nebraska vs Illinois Bet Builder Tips

Totals Over 153.5
Player Points Juwan Gary Over 11.5
Player Points Keisei Tominaga Under 16.5

We’ve got a same game parlay with three options: Over 153.5, Juwan Gary (Nebraska) Over 11.5 points and Keisei Tominaga (Nebraska) Under 16.5 points.

A bet builder is a fantastic option for basketball bettors who want to focus their wagering on a single game. You can predict different outcomes and see their odds combined before going ahead and placing this tailored bet.

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Correct Score Prediction

Nebraska Nebraska logo 80 - 81 Illinois logo Illinois

For a fun bet, consider backing Illinois to claim a 81-80 win. Although it’s a speculative wager, we are expecting things to be close between the two teams.

Nebraska vs Illinois Odds

The odds and lines are updated on a frequent basis. You might therefore find that they are different to the ones listed for the betting predictions and bet builder tips.

Illinois Made Favorites by the Books

For this college game, the sportsbooks’ Moneyline betting odds mean Illinois are -200 favorites to win and that means a 67% chance of landing a victory. For those wanting to back Nebraska, you will find +165 about the underdogs.

The spread is 4.5 and the total points line is currently 153. A Total wager relates to the number of points that will be scored overall. There’s an opportunity to bet Over 153 at -110.

Favorites Illinois are available at odds of -175 when it comes to beating the opposition to 20 points. Nebraska are chalked up at +125 to reach this total first.

If you’re betting on college basketball, we recommend heading to the betting sites and scanning through the wide range of team props and game lines. There’s the opportunity to wager pre-game and in-game.

Betting Lines & Odds

Terrence Shannon Jr. Favorite to Score the Most Points

Terrence Shannon Jr. is the favorite to land the most baskets. You can get -115 that he scores Over 20.5 points or -112 that he goes Under.

Player Points

Terrence Shannon Jr. (Illinois)
Over 20.5
Under 20.5
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Keisei Tominaga (Nebraska)
Over 16.5
Under 16.5
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Marcus Domask (Illinois)
Over 15.5
Under 15.5
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Brice Williams (Nebraska)
Over 12.5
Under 12.5
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Player Assists

Marcus Domask (Illinois)
Over 4.5
Under 4.5
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Player Rebounds

Coleman Hawkins (Illinois)
Over 6.5
Under 6.5
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Juwan Gary (Nebraska)
Over 6.5
Under 6.5
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Rienk Mast (Nebraska)
Over 6.5
Under 6.5
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Marcus Domask (Illinois)
Over 5.5
Under 5.5
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Micro Betting

Instead of focusing on the overall outcome, some bettors prefer to look at the college basketball micro betting lines. As the name suggests, it means placing short-term in-game wagers and this might include Next Field Goal, with the options being for a two-pointer or a three-pointer.

Last 5 & H2H

Team Stats

Latest regular season and playoff games stats.

Nebraska logo Nebraska Stats

Illinois logo Illinois Stats


  • 7 wins and 3 defeats in the last 10 games
  • 3 wins and 7 defeats in the last 10 games on the road


  • 7 wins and 3 defeats in the last 10 games
  • 8 wins and 2 defeats in the last 10 home games

Point Spread

Point Spread

Total Points

Total Points

NCAAB Standings Select Season

Big Ten W L PF PA N. Pts Home Away Strk
Purdue 29 4 2752 2315 437 20-1 9-3 1L
Illinois 26 8 2870 2509 361 20-3 6-5 4W
Nebraska 23 10 2560 2313 247 19-1 4-9 1L
Northwestern 21 11 2358 2208 150 16-3 5-8 1L
Wisconsin 22 13 2627 2448 179 17-3 5-10 1L
Ohio State 20 13 2472 2293 179 14-4 6-9 1L
Michigan State 19 14 2413 2176 237 16-6 3-8 1L
Indiana 19 14 2386 2452 -66 14-7 5-7 1L
Iowa 18 14 2654 2529 125 14-6 4-8 2L
Minnesota 18 14 2413 2296 117 16-4 2-10 3L
Penn State 16 17 2478 2422 56 14-5 2-12 1L
Maryland 16 17 2278 2174 104 12-7 4-10 1L
Rutgers 15 17 2092 2129 -37 12-7 3-10 4L
Michigan 8 24 2334 2528 -194 6-12 2-12 9L