Northwestern vs. Illinois Prediction
After receiving a scare from Nebraska in their last game, No. 5 Illinois hopes to avoid another down-to-the-wire contest on Tuesday night when the Fighting Illini host struggling Northwestern at 9:00 p.m. ET. Will these two teams combine for enough points to push the final score over the total?
639 Northwestern Wildcats (+13) at 640 Illinois Fighting Illini (-13); o/u 143.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Venue: State Farm Center, Champaign, IL
TV: Big Ten Network
Northwestern vs. Illinois College Basketball Prediction
The over is 9-2 in the Wildcats’ last 11 games following an ATS loss, is 4-1 in their last five road games and has cashed in five of their last seven games overall. The over is also 11-4 in Northwestern’slast 15 games coming off a loss and is 4-1 in its last five road games when facing a team with a winning home record.
On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Fighting Illini’s last four games when facing an opponent with a losing record and is 8-1 in their last nine games coming off an ATS loss.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: NORTHWESTERN/ILLINOIS OVER 143.5