Ohio State vs. Illinois Prediction
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?
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
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