Illinois vs. Purdue Prediction
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Illinois as a 2.5-point favorite over Purdue, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 137.5 points. The Fighting Illini enter the game with a 13-1 overall record while the Boilermakers are 6-6 on the season.
LINE MOVEMENT: Illinois opened as a 1.5-point favorite but the spread has been bet up to 2.5 at most sports books. As for the total, it opened at 137 but has been bet up slightly to 137.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 94% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Illini. 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.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: Take Illinois. According to latest college basketball trends, the Fighting Illini are 4-1 against the spread in their last five trips to Purdue and the road team is 6-1 against the number in the last seven meetings between these two teams. The Boilermakers, meanwhile, are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games. They're also 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a straight up win. Look for the Illini's three-guard offense of Tracy Abrams, D.J. Richardson and Joseph Bertrand to take over against Purdue tonight.
WEDNESDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI -2.5