Ohio State vs. Illinois Prediction

Ohio State vs. Illinois, 1/16/21 College Basketball Betting Predictions

A pair of top-25 rivals from the Big ten will meet at the State Farm Center today at 12:00 p.m. ET when No. 14 Illinois hosts No. 21 Ohio State. Is 6 too big a number to lay with the Fighting Illini in this one?

Game Snapshot

601 Ohio State Buckeyes (+6) at 602 Illinois Fighting Illini (-6); o/u 146.5

12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 16, 2021

Venue: State Farm Center, Champaign, IL

TV: N/A

Ohio State vs. Illinois College Basketball Prediction

The underdog has cashed in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams, while the road team is also 5-2 against the spread in the previous seven series meetings. Illinois, meanwhile, is 0-4-1 at the betting window in its last five home games when facing an opponent with a losing record.

On the other side, the Buckeyes are 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 7-3-1 against the number in their last 11 games versus an opponent with a winning record and are 9-4-1 at the betting window in their last 14 games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: OHIO STATE BUCKEYES +6

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