No. 10 Illinois will try to stay hot when it travels to Michigan State for a Big Ten battle on Saturday afternoon. The Fighting Illini (17-5) have won five of their last six games, including back-to-back wins over Ohio State and Nebraska. Michigan State (14-9) had won five out of six games before falling at Minnesota in a 59-56 final on Tuesday. The Spartans came up short in the first meeting between these teams this season, as the Illini escaped with a 71-68 win on Jan. 11.
Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. The latest Michigan State vs. Illinois odds from SportsLine consensus list the Spartans as 3.5-point favorites, while the over/under for total points is 146. You can watch Saturday’s game on CBS and stream the game on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME.
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How to watch Michigan State vs. Illinois
- Michigan State vs. Illinois date: Saturday, Feb. 10
- Michigan State vs. Illinois time: 2 p.m. ET
- Michigan State vs. Illinois TV channel: CBS
- Michigan State vs. Illinois live stream: Paramount+
College basketball picks for Illinois vs. Michigan State
Before tuning into the Illinois vs. Michigan State game, you need to see the college basketball picks from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 14 of the 2023-24 season on a 124-82 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $2,000 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 20-9 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.
For Michigan State vs. Illinois, the model projects that the Illini stay within the 3.5-point spread. Illinois already has a win over Michigan State this season, defeating the Spartans 71-68 on Jan. 11.
The Illini did a great job guarding the 3-point line in that matchup, forcing MSU to shoot just 26.3% from deep. Illinois had three players score 15 points in that game — Quincy Guerrier, Coleman Hawkins and Marcus Domask.
From a spread standpoint, Illinois has been really strong in this scenario. The Illini are 6-1-1 ATS on the road and 3-0-1 ATS as road underdogs. SportsLine’s model is projecting a one-possession game as the Illini stay within the number in well over 50% of simulations. Stream the game here.
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