|2012 Braggin’ Rights Game Illinois vs. Missouri Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 22 December 2012 13:00|
Illinois vs. Missouri Prediction
ST. LOUIS, MO (The Spread) – Missouri has won consecutive Braggin’ Rights games versus Illinois the past three seasons. Can the Tigers make it four straight when they battle the Illinois in the Scottrade Center tonight at 6:00PM ET?
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Missouri as a small 1.5-point favorite versus Illinois, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 142.5 points. The Fighting Illini enter this game with a perfect 12-0 record while the Tigers are 9-1 and 2-1 at neutral sites.
LINE MOVEMENT: Missouri opened as a 1-point favorite but the spread has been bet up slightly to 1.5. As for the total, it opened at 140 and has been bet up to 142.5 or 143 depending on what sports book you view.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 63% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Missouri. 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.
FREE PICK: Take Missouri. According to latest college basketball trends, the Tigers are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 neutral site games and 7-2-1 against the number in their last 10 Saturday games. They’re also 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a straight up win of more than 20 points and 14-6-2 ATS in their last 22 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. The Illini, meanwhile, are just 7-15 ATS in their last 22 neutral site games and 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games overall. They’re also 1-5 ATS in their last six Saturday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous contest.
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