Illinois vs. Indiana Prediction
No. 18 Illinois is coming off a big home win over Wisconsin but the Fighting Illini are road underdogs to Indiana at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Is this a trap game for bettors or is Illinois still a wise play this afternoon in Bloomington, IN?
605 Illinois Fighting Illini (+1.5) at 606 Indiana Hoosiers (-1.5); o/u 137.5
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 5, 2022
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
Illinois Fighting Illini Game Notes
Kofi Cockburn totaled 37 points (16-19 FG, 5-9 FT), 12 rebounds and one block over 33 minutes during Wednesday's 80-67 win over Wisconsin. Cockburn has been dominant since returning from his two-game absence, and he posted his second-highest scoring total of the season Wednesday while shooting 84.2 percent from the floor. He has 10 double-doubles across his last 12 appearances, and he's averaged 20.6 points and 12.3 rebounds in 28.7 minutes per contest during that time.
Indiana Hoosiers Game Notes
Xavier Johnson finished with eight points (1-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), three rebounds, nine assists and one steal in 30 minutes during Saturday's 68-55 victory over Maryland. Johnson was inefficient from the floor during Saturday's win, but he led the team in assists. The transfer from Pittsburgh has played at least 30 minutes in each of his last four appearances and has averaged 14.8 points, 5.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 32.3 minutes per contest across that span.
Illinois vs. Indiana Game Prediction
The road team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams, while the Fighting Illini have cashed in five straight games as a road underdog. Illinois is also 5-1 against the number in their last six games as an underdog either home or away and are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games when they face an opponent with a winning record.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI +1.5