Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers 2/25/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 25, 2021

A game after he put up 41 points in an 86-83 loss to Penn State, Teddy Allen leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-17) on the road against the No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini (16-6) as 15.5-point underdogs. The matchup, which begins at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 25, 2021, airs on BTN. The matchup has a point total of 145.

Betting Information

Illinois vs Nebraska Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Illinois -15.5 -107 -114 145 -110 -110 -1895 930

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Computer picks for Illinois vs Nebraska
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Illinois (-15.5) Over (145) Illinois 82 Nebraska 64

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Total Facts

  • The Fighting Illini and their opponents have scored at least 145 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 14 of 22 games (63.6%) this season.
  • Nebraska has played in 10 games this year (out of 21 total matchups — 47.6% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 145 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 150.8 points per game, 5.8 more points than the over/under of 145 set for this game.
  • The Fighting Illini and the Cornhuskers have seen their opponents average a combined 2.6 less points per game than the point total of 145 set in this game.
  • The average point total for Fighting Illini games this season is 5.5 more points than the total of 145 in this matchup.
  • Cornhuskers games this year have averaged a total of 142.8 points, 2.2 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Fighting Illini average eight more points per game (81.3) than the Cornhuskers allow (73.3).
  • Illinois is 13-3 overall and 11-0 against the spread when scoring more than 73.3 points.
  • When Nebraska allows more than 81.3 points, it is 2-3 against the spread and 0-5 overall.
  • The Cornhuskers score an average of 69.5 points per game, only 0.4 more points than the 69.1 the Fighting Illini give up to opponents.
  • When it puts up more than 69.1 points, Nebraska is 6-0 against the spread and 4-6 overall.
  • Illinois is 3-7 against the spread and 5-5 overall when it gives up more than 69.5 points.
  • The Fighting Illini have out-scored their opponents by a total of 268 points this season (12.2 points per game on average), and opponents of the Cornhuskers have out-scored them by 81 more points on the year (3.8 per game).

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Illinois Betting Information

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Fighting Illini have covered 12 times in 22 contests.
  • The Fighting Illini have posted a winning record of 2-1 against the spread when the spread is -15.5 or bigger.
  • The Fighting Illini have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 9 times in 22 games this season.

Nebraska Betting Information

  • Nebraska has covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 9-11 ATS.
  • Nebraska has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 35% of matchups this year (7 out of 20 opportunities).

Head to Head

Illinois vs Nebraska (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/12/2021 Illinois -14 148 -1269 +747 Regular Season 77-72 ILL
2/24/2020 Illinois -14 146.5 -1463 +802 Regular Season 71-59 ILL
2/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-64 ILL
12/2/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-60 NEB

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Illinois Leaders

  • Ayo Dosunmu leads the Fighting Illini in points and assists per game, scoring 21.0 points and distributing 5.3 assists.
  • Kofi Cockburn is the Fighting Illini best rebounder, hauling in an average of 10.1 boards in each contest while scoring 17.4 points per game.
  • The Fighting Illini get the most three-point shooting production out of Trent Frazier, who knocks down 2.1 threes per game.
  • Frazier is the Fighting Illini leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Cockburn leads them in blocks with 1.4 per contest.

Nebraska Leaders

  • Dalano Banton paces the Cornhuskers in both rebounds and assists with 6.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.
  • Allen counts for 17.8 points per game, making him the top scorer on Nebraska’s squad.
  • Allen averages 2.2 three-pointers per game, the most on the Cornhuskers.
  • Trey McGowens (1.4 steals per game) and Banton (1.0 block per game) lead the Cornhuskers in steals and blocks, respectively.
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