Illinois (15-6) takes on #9 Michigan State (17-4) Thursday night at 7:00ET. College basketball odds are available at Bovada sportsbook.
For the year, Illinois is 15-6 SU and 7-11 ATS. They have lost four of their last five games, all of which were conference games. That brings their conference record to 2-5 for the season. Over their last 10 matchups, they are 2-8 against the spread, while going 4-6 straight up. Illinois is 3-2 on the road this season.
Michigan State is 17-4 SU and 7-10-1 ATS for the season after losing at Indiana. They have been impressive as of late, winning eight of their last ten games. They have struggled against the spread over that time, only covering in four of those matchups. They are 6-2 in Big 10 play.
Michigan State is an 8 ½ point favorite. Look for the Spartans to get back on track. Take Michigan State -8 ½ at the online sports books.