Illinois vs. Penn State basketball betting line, point spread in 2023 Big Ten tournament

Illinois vs. Penn State basketball betting line, point spread in 2023 Big Ten tournament

The Penn State and Illinois Fighting Illini men’s basketball teams are scheduled to meet in the 2023 Big Ten Conference tournament on Thursday, March 9 in Chicago. The game is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. CT/6:30 p.m. ET. 

No. 7 seed Illinois enters the matchup 20-11 overall. Most recently, Purdue beat Illinois 76-71 on Sunday.

No. 10-seeded PSU comes into the contest 19-12 overall. On Sunday, Penn State defeated Maryland 65-64.

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Earlier this season, Penn State won both regular season contests vs. Illinois. Penn State won 74-59 vs. Illinois on Dec. 10 in Champaign, Illinois. Penn State won 93-81 vs. Illinois on Feb. 14 in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Illinois vs. PSU basketball betting odds







Penn State’s Seth Lundy (1) defends against Illinois’ Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, in State College, Pennsylvania. 




As of 3:55 p.m. CT on Thursday, Illinois is a 2.5-point favorite against Penn State, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

The over/under is 140 points. 

Illinois is -145 (bet $145 to win $100) to win outright, and Penn State is +125 (bet $100 to win $125) to win outright.

Illinois opened as a 3-point favorite against Penn State, according to DraftKings Sportsbook as of 12:29 p.m. CT on Wednesday. The over/under opened at 141.5 points. Illinois opened at -140 (bet $140 to win $100) to win outright, and Penn State opened at +120 (bet $100 to win $120) to win outright. 

Brad Underwood is the Illinois Fighting Illini men’s basketball head coach. Micah Shrewsberry is the Penn State men’s basketball head coach.

Erik Hall is the digital sports editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.

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