Colorado vs. Illinois Free Pick

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AUSTIN, TX (The Spread) - Two teams that limped into the 2013 NCAA Tournament will square off in Austin today when 10th-seeded Colorado battles 7th-seeded Illinois.

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ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Illinois as a 1-point favorite over Colorado for today's 4:40PM ET tip off, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 127 points. The Buffaloes are 21-11 on the year while the Fighting Illini are 22-12.

LINE MOVEMENT: This game opened as a pick'em but the spread has been bet up to 1 point in favor of Illinois. The total has dropped since opening at 130, and is now sitting at 127 at most sports books.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on today's game, 59% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Buffaloes. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

MARCH MADNESS PICK: Take Colorado. According to latest college basketball trends, the Illini are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games overall, 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games, and 8-18 ATS in their last 26 neutral site games. On the other side, Colorado is 4-1 against the number in its last five games versus the Big Ten, 7-2 ATS in its last nine non-conference games, and 4-1-1 ATS in its last six games following an ATS loss. Illinois has four good wins on the season but has otherwise struggled against average competition. If it can't get its three-point shot working early and often, Colorado wins this game outright.

2013 MARCH MADNESS FREE PICK: COLORADO BUFFALOES +1

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