Purdue vs. Illinois Prediction
A pair of top-25 teams from the Big Ten will clash in Champaign, IL on MLK day when No. 25 Illinois hosts No. 7 Purdue at 12:00 p.m. ET. The home team has had a lot of success in previous meetings between these two teams but will the Fighting Illini come through against the 14-2 Boilermakers?
847 Purdue Boilermakers (+1) at 848 Illinois Fighting Illini (-1); o/u 147.5
12:00 p.m. ET, State Farm Center, Champaign, IL
Purdue Boilermakers DFS Snapshot
Isaiah Thompson notched zero points (0-6 FG, 0-6 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal over 21 minutes during Friday's 92-65 win over Nebraska. Although the Boilermakers' offense was productive in Friday's matchup, Thompson failed to convert any of his attempts from the floor in the blowout win. He's remained in the starting lineup recently but has averaged just 1.0 point and 2.0 rebounds in 22.0 minutes per game across his last three appearances.
Illinois Fighting Illini DFS Snapshot
Kofi Cockburn amassed 16 points (8-18 FG, 0-5 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 30 minutes during Tuesday's 81-71 win over Nebraska. Cockburn remained dominant in Tuesday's victory and led Illinois on the boards. He's now posted double-doubles in each of the last eight games and has averaged 19.6 points and 14.0 rebounds in 28.3 minutes per contest across that span.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The home team is 6-1-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings between these two teams, while the Illini are 5-0 against the number in their last five games as a home favorite and have covered in five of their last six home games overall. The Boilermakers, meanwhile, are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games coming off a win and are 1-5 at the betting window in their last six games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
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