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Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Michigan State Spartans Preview 01/31/2013

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Michigan State Spartans will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Breslin Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Spartans listed as 9½-point favorites versus the Fighting Illini, while the game's total is sitting at 132½.
Illinois was a 74-60 loser in its last match at home against Michigan. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs.
Michigan State was a 75-70 loser in its last match on the road against Indiana. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs.
Illinois:
Team record: 15-6 SU, 7-11 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Michigan State

When playing on Thursday are 5-2
Before playing Wisconsin are 4-6
After playing Michigan are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Michigan State:
Team record: 17-4 SU, 8-10 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3


NEXT UP:
Illinois home to Wisconsin, Sunday, February 3
Michigan State home to Minnesota, Wednesday, February 6