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. 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
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.
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