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Michigan State vs. Illinois Prediction, Odds, College Basketball Picks [1/11/2024]

Michigan State vs. Illinois Prediction, Odds, College Basketball Picks  [1/11/2024]

Illinois will face Michigan State in College Basketball action at State Farm Center on Thursday, starting at 9:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's in-depth betting preview for Thursday's Michigan State vs. Illinois matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Michigan State vs. Illinois Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used powerful machine learning and data to simulate the result of Thursday's College Basketball game between Michigan State and Illinois 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of College Basketball picks.

Our popular predictive analytics model gives Illinois a 63% chance of defeating Michigan State, and our predicted final score has Illinois winning 77-73.

According to our model, the bookmakers have got it right, and both Michigan State and Illinois have a 50% chance of covering the spread, while the Over/Under total of 149.5 points also has an equal 50-50 chance of hitting.

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Michigan State vs. Illinois Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Michigan State Illinois
Spread +3.5 (-105) -3.5 (-105)
Moneyline +142 -156
Total o149.5 (-110) u149.5 (-110)
  • Illinois is currently the -3.5 favorite versus Michigan State, with -105 at FanDuel Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Michigan State (+3.5) to cover the spread, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -105.
  • FanDuel currently has the best moneyline odds for Illinois at -156. That means you can risk $156 to win $100 for a total payout of $256 if it gets the W.
  • Elsewhere, DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for Michigan State at +142, where you can bet $100 to profit $142, earning a total payout of $242 if it wins.
  • The Over/Under for total points scored is set at 149.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, check out the sports betting sites you can bet with in your state for the best College Basketball odds and lines.

Michigan State vs. Illinois Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have determined the best betting picks to place on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread Illinois -3.5 -105
Moneyline Illinois -156
Total Over 149.5 -110


Our best College Basketball bets are based on complex simulations and gambling intelligence to serve you the best possible plays every time.

Don't forget, our model updates frequently, so refresh this article for the latest betting insights ahead of Michigan State vs. Illinois on Thursday January 11, 2024.

Michigan State vs. Illinois Game Information

Thursday's game between Illinois and Michigan State in College Basketball at State Farm Center is scheduled to start at 9:00PM ET.

  • Who: Michigan State vs. Illinois
  • Date: Thursday January 11, 2024
  • Time: 9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT
  • Venue: State Farm Center


Our full coverage of Michigan State vs. Illinois includes pregame predictions, betting picks, and live scores.

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