Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Maryland Terrapins: January 10, 2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The Maryland Terrapins (6-6) are big, 10-point underdogs as they try to turn around a three-game losing streak when they visit the No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini (9-3) on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at State Farm Center. The matchup airs at 8:00 PM ET on BTN. The point total for the matchup is 147.

Betting Information

Illinois vs Maryland Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Illinois -10 -110 -110 147 -108 -113 -590 410

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Total Facts

  • In 66.7% of their opportunities this year (eight of 12 chances), the Fighting Illini and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s over/under of 147 points.
  • In five of 12 opportunities (41.7%) this season, Maryland and its opponents have combined to score more than 147 points.
  • The Fighting Illini and the Terrapins combine to average 10.2 more points per game than the total of 147 set for this matchup.
  • The Fighting Illini and the Terrapins have seen their opponents average a combined 10.6 less points per game than the over/under of 147 set for this matchup.
  • The average over/under the Fighting Illini have had set in matchups this season is 5.9 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Terrapins this year is 6.3 points lower than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Fighting Illini put up 85 points per game, 16.5 more points than the 68.5 the Terrapins give up.
  • Illinois is 7-0 against the spread and 8-3 overall when scoring more than 68.5 points.
  • Maryland is 0-1 overall and 0-1 against the spread when allowing more than 85 points.
  • The Terrapins score only 4.3 more points per game (72.2) than the Fighting Illini give up to opponents (67.9).
  • Maryland has put together a 4-0 ATS record and a 6-2 overall record in games it scores more than 67.9 points.
  • Illinois has an ATS record of 1-4 and a 2-3 record overall when its opponents score more than 72.2 points.
  • The Fighting Illini have totaled 205 more points than their opponents this season (17.1 per game on average), and the Terrapins have scored 44 more points than their opponents (3.7 per game).

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Illinois Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Illinois has been strong this season, posting a 7-4-1 record.
  • The Fighting Illini fare well when favored by at least 10 points, posting a 2-1 record against the spread.
  • Illinois has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 8 of 12 games for a 66.7% rate.

Maryland Betting Information

  • Maryland has covered the spread in fewer than half of its games, going 4-7 ATS.
  • When they are at least 10-point underdogs, the Terrapins have not fared well, going 1-2 against the spread.
  • In most of Terrapins games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (7 out of 11 games, 63.6%).

Head to Head

Illinois vs Maryland (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/7/2020 Illinois -3 131 -162 +133 Regular Season 75-66 MARY
12/7/2019 Maryland -11 146.5 -715 +493 Regular Season 59-58 MARY
1/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-67 MARY

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Illinois Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Fighting Illini is Ayo Dosunmu, who scores 22.3 points and distributes 5.1 assists per game.
  • Illinois’ best rebounder is Kofi Cockburn, who averages 10.1 boards per game in addition to his 17.0 PPG average.
  • Da’Monte Williams provides the most three-point shooting production for the Fighting Illini. He makes 1.8 threes per game.
  • The Illinois steals leader is Andre Curbelo, who averages 1.2 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Cockburn, who compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.

Maryland Leaders

  • Eric Ayala averages 14.0 points per game and is the top scorer for the Terrapins.
  • Donta Scott puts up a stat line of 7.3 rebounds, 12.9 points and 1.9 assists per game for Maryland to take the top rebound spot on the team. Aaron Wiggins holds the top spot for assists with 3.3 per game, adding 11.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per matchup.
  • Ayala contributes the bulk of the Terrapins’ three-point shooting production. He hits 1.8 threes per game to lead the squad.
  • Maryland’s leader in steals is Hakim Hart with 1.0 per game, and its leader in blocks is Chol Marial with 0.8 per game.
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