Illinois vs. Michigan Player Props: Kofi Cockburn Needs to Carry Load With Ayo Dosunmu’s Status Uncertain (Tuesday, March 2)
Mitchell Layton/Getty Images. Pictured: Illinois Fighting Illini star Kofi Cockburn.
Illinois vs. Michigan O/U Point Totals
|Kofi Cockburn (Illinois)||19.5|
|Franz Wagner (Michigan)||16|
|Isaiah Livers (Michigan)||15.5|
|Hunter Dickinson (Michigan)||14.5|
|Trent Frazier (Illinois)||11.5|
Odds as of Tuesday afternoon via DraftKings
With Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu day-to-day with a broken nose, the scoring load could fall on big man Kofi Cockburn in a top-five matchup against Michigan on Tuesday.
Fourth-ranked Illinois travels to Ann Arbor to take on the No. 2 Wolverines and several player props are available at DraftKings for point totals. Cockburn, the 7-foot sophomore for the Fighting Illini, has the highest over/under on the board at 19.5 points. He’s averaging 17.7 points per game this season, and scored 19 and 24 points in the two games since Dosunmu broke his nose.
Michigan, the 6.5-point favorite, is expected to feature more balanced scoring. Franz Wagner, Isaiah Livers and Hunter Dickinson all have totals of at least 14.5 points.
Wagner is coming off a season-high 21 points against Indiana, while Dickinson leads the team in scoring with a 14.8 average. Livers averages 14.5 points per game, scoring 16 against Indiana.
After the Michigan trio, Illinois guard Trent Frazier is the final option on the board with 11.5 points. He’s averaging 10.4 points per game, but his scoring has actually dropped without Dosunmu. After finishing with 22 points against Michigan State — the game Dosunmu was injured — Frazier followed up with just six and seven points, respectively.
The total is set at 145 between two high-scoring teams. Illinois averages 81 points per game; Michigan isn’t far behind at 78.8 points per game.
For more on Michigan vs. Illinois, check out Mike Randle’s betting guide here.