Illinois vs Iowa State Betting Sweet 16 Odds and Prediction

Illinois vs Iowa State Betting Sweet 16 Odds and Prediction

Illinois vs Iowa State Betting Sweet 16 March Madness 2024 prediction and pick. Place a bet on this college basketball game now at

Illinois vs Iowa State Betting Odds

Here are the Illinois vs Iowa State Betting odds:

+2.5 +130 Over 146.5
-2.5 -150 Under 146.5

Illinois vs Iowa State Betting Trends

Here are the Illinois vs Iowa State Betting trends for this Sweet 16 game:


  • Iowa State has a 19-3 record when favored on the moneyline (86.4% win rate).
  • The Cyclones are 18-2 as a moneyline favorite with odds of -155 or less.
  • According to the moneyline for this game, Iowa State has a 60.8% chance of winning.
  • This season, Illinois has won three out of six games as the underdog.
  • This season, the Fighting Illini are 3-3 when bookmakers list them as an underdog of +130 or more.
  • The moneyline for this encounter indicates that Illinois has a 43.5% chance of winning.

Against the spread

  • Iowa State has covered 26 of 36 games with a spread this season.
  • Illinois has a 21-14-1 ATS record this season.
  • The Cyclones average 75.5 points per game, which is just 2.1 more than what the Fighting Illini allow (73.4).
  • When Iowa State scores more than 73.4 points, it goes 11-2 against the spread and 13-0 overall.
  • Illinois is 12-6 ATS and 17-1 overall when allowing fewer than 75.5 points.
  • The Fighting Illini score 84.6 points per game, 23.3 more than the Cyclones, who allow 61.3.
  • Illinois has a 17-13-1 ATS record and a 23-8 overall record in games where they score more than 61.3 points.
  • Iowa State’s record is 21-9 against the spread and 24-6 overall when it allows less than 84.6 points.


  • This season, the Cyclones’ average implied point total is 74.6, which is 0.4 points lower than their implied total from Thursday’s game (75).
  • This season, Iowa State has scored over 75 points 16 times.
  • The Fighting Illini’s season average expected total is 79.9 points, which is 7.9 points more than the team’s 72-point implied total in this game.
  • Throughout the season, Illinois has outscored its implied point total for this game (72) 30 times.

Iowa State Cyclones Betting Insights

First, we have the Illinois vs Iowa State Betting insights for the Cyclones.

It took a few big baskets in the second half to defeat Washington State, 67-56, but Iowa State did what Iowa State does.

It played excellent three-point defense, made timely shots, caused 13 turnovers, and seemed to have scored on all of them.

It’s efficient, plays its own way, and forces teams to work hard to get things to function well, but don’t expect this to be a grinder of a squad. It can score.

Illinois shines brightest when it gets moving. It doesn’t score many fast break points, but it excels at turning defensive rebounds into points.

What it does not do is force takeaways, ranking 348th in the country in forced mistakes, and it does not always offer defensive effort and attention.

Iowa State consistently performs well. It is based on that D and expects patience and efficiency will be there on attack.

  • Iowa State had a +513 scoring differential and outscored opponents by 14.2 points per game. It averages 75.5 points per game, ranking 114th in college basketball, while allowing 61.3 per game, ranking fourth.
  • The Cyclones score only 2.1 more than the Fighting Illini (73.4).
  • Iowa State makes 6.7 three-pointers a game (249th in college basketball) at a 35.6% rate (92nd in college basketball), while its opponents make 7.3 and shoot 31.5% from deep.
  • The Cyclones average 11.1 more points per game at home (80.7) than they do on the road (69.6).
  • In its previous ten games, Iowa State has averaged 68.5 points per game, which is significantly lower than the 75.5 it averaged throughout the 2023-24 season.

Cyclones Key Players to Watch

Cyclones Leaders
Keshon Gilbert 36 13.7 4.4 4.2 1.9 0.1 1.0
Tamin Lipsey 35 12.5 4.6 4.9 2.7 0.1 1.3
Milan Momcilovic 36 11.2 3.2 1.2 0.5 0.4 1.7
Curtis Jones 36 10.6 2.9 2.0 1.4 0.1 1.9
Tre King 36 8.9 5.3 0.8 1.1 0.2 0.4

Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Insights

Now, we have the Illinois vs Iowa State Betting insights for the Fighting Illini.

Size will be a major issue.

Iowa State is terrific against everyone, but it shines when it has the opportunity to dominate guard-oriented teams who play on the perimeter. Illinois is capable of running and is extremely large.

The Illini’s primary players are all 6-6 or taller, Terrence Shannon is an NBA starter who will play a few more games in college, and everyone contributes to the boards.

It’s not that Iowa State doesn’t rebound, but it doesn’t do it very often on the defensive boards, which is due in part to the fact that the other team doesn’t take many shots in Cyclone games.

However, it is not an exaggeration to say that Illinois will simply power through the Iowa State defense. It is able to steamroll.

This group averages 13 offensive rebounds and more than 41 boards per game.

  • Illinois’ +403 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 11.2 points per game) is the consequence of averaging 84.6 points per game (ninth in college basketball) and allowing 73.4 per contest (229th in college basketball).
  • The Fighting Illini average 84.6 points, which is 23.3 more than the Cyclones concede.
  • Illinois averages 8.4 three-pointers per game (80th in college basketball) and shoots 35.2% from behind the arc (115th). It makes 2.1 more three-pointers than its opponents, who average 6.3 per game at 34.4%.
  • The Fighting Illini score an average of 82.8 points per game at home and 83.4 away.
  • Illinois is averaging 84.6 points per game in 2023-24, but it has improved to 87.7 over the previous ten games.

Fighting Illini Key Players to Watch

Fighting Illini Leaders
Terrence Shannon Jr. 30 23.3 4.0 2.3 1.0 0.9 2.4
Marcus Domask 36 16.1 5.0 4.0 0.3 0.4 1.1
Coleman Hawkins 33 12.3 6.1 2.8 1.5 1.1 1.7
Quincy Guerrier 36 9.8 6.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.1
Ty Rodgers 36 6.4 5.3 2.1 0.5 0.4 0.0

Illinois vs Iowa State Betting Pick

  • The Illinois vs Iowa State Betting pick: Take the Over
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