Wisconsin vs. Illinois Prediction

Wisconsin vs. Illinois, 2/2/2022 CBB Betting Predictions

No. 11 Wisconsin will look to improve its league record to 9-2 when it takes on fellow Big Ten opponent Illinois at 9:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday night, but the Badgers are also an underdog. Will Wisconsin at least cover against the No. 18 Fighting Illini?

Game Snapshot

711 Wisconsin Badgers (+6.5) at 712 Illinois Fighting Illini (-6.5); o/u 139.5

9:00 p.m. ET, State Farm Center, Champaign, IL

TV: Big Ten Network

Wisconsin Badgers DFS Snapshot

Chucky Hepburn finished with 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and three steals over 25 minutes during Thursday's 73-65 win over Nebraska. Hepburn was efficient from the floor in Thursday's win and converted 55.6 percent of his field-goal attempts. He's scored in double figures in two of his last three appearances and has averaged 10.7 points in 30.3 minutes per game during that time.

Illinois Fighting Illini DFS Snapshot

Kofi Cockburn produced 22 points (10-17 FG, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block over 30 minutes during Saturday's 59-56 victory over Northwestern. While point guard Andre Curbelo (illness) didn't travel with the team, the offense was just capable enough running through Cockburn, who led in both scoring and rebounding (as he's done all season). He took seven more shots than the next closest Illini player (Trent Frazier), and should continue to dominate the usage when Curbelo is out, making him an excellent play in daily formats as long as he can avoid foul trouble.

College Basketball Betting Prediction

The road team has covered in five of the last six meetings between these two teams, while the Badgers have covered in six of their last eight road games and are 5-2-1 at the betting window in their last eight games as an underdog. On the other side, the Fighting Illini are winless against the spread in their last four games overall and are 0-4 against the number in their last four games as a betting favorite.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: WISCONSIN BADGERS +6.5

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