There’s a battle in the Big Ten tonight, with Illinois hitting the road to take on Penn State. Let’s take a look at the odds, trends, injuries and hand out a College Basketball Free Pick for this matchup.

Bet Illinois at Penn State

Tip off: 5:00PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made Michigan 4-point favorite.

Over/Under Total: 117.5

Top Public Betting Trends:

All games in this series since 1997

PENN ST is 11-7 against the spread versus ILLINOIS since 1997

ILLINOIS is 14-6 straight up against PENN ST since 1997

6 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games over the last 3 seasons

PENN ST is 5-1 against the spread versus ILLINOIS over the last 3 seasons

PENN ST is 3-3 straight up against ILLINOIS over the last 3 seasons

3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at PENN ST since 1997

PENN ST is 3-3 against the spread versus ILLINOIS since 1997

ILLINOIS is 6-2 straight up against PENN ST since 1997

3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games played at PENN ST over the last 3 seasons.

PENN ST is 1-1 against the spread versus ILLINOIS over the last 3 seasons

PENN ST is 1-1 straight up against ILLINOIS over the last 3 seasons

2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Key Injuries:

ILLINOIS

No significant injuries.

PENN ST

[F] 02/07/2009 - Billy Oliver will likely redshirt. (Concussion)

Free Pick: Our free pick for this game is Penn State +1.5.

Bet Illinois at Penn State

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Posted: 3/5/09 1:48PM ET

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