CBB Prediction: Wisconsin vs. Illinois
A huge matchup in the Big Ten will take place at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday when No. 19 Wisconsin visits No. 12 Illinois. Are the Fighting Illini the smart play as a 4-point home favorite or will the Badgers put their recent struggles behind them to pull off the upset?
657 Wisconsin Badgers (+4) at 658 Illinois Fighting Illini (-4); o/u 136.5
2:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 6, 2021
Venue: State Farm Center, Champaign, IL
Wisconsin vs. Illinois College Basketball Prediction
The favorite is 19-7-1 against the spread in the last 27 meetings between these two teams, while the Fighting Illini are 6-2-1 against the number in their last nine games overall. They’re also 5-1-1 at the betting window in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record and are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games coming off a win.
Meanwhile, the Badgers are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games following an ATS win and failed to cover in five of their last six games following a win.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI -4