Indiana vs. Illinois Free Pick
No. 18 Indiana heads on the road once against when it faces Illinois in Big Ten play tonight at 9PM ET on ESPN.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI Indiana is favored on the road tonight, as the Hoosiers are getting odds of -7 points against the Illini. The over/under total for the game has been set at 151 points.
Illinois is 12-15 overall, 4-10 in the Big Ten, 6-7 at home and 11-11-3 against the spread. Indiana is 22-6 overall, 12-3 in the Big Ten, 4-4 on the road and 14-14 against the spread. Indiana has won and covered the spread in three of its last four against Illinois, including a 103-69 win at home back on Jan. 19.
With Iowa losing last night at home, Indiana is now in control of the Big Ten by one game on the field. The Hoosiers, however, have struggled on the road. They have lost three of their last four away from home and are just 2-6 against the spread on the road this season. Illinois hasn’t been much better at home, losing four of their last five at home while going 4-6-2 against the spread this season on their own floor. However, the Illini have covered in three straight and they are 7-3 against the spread this season with a line of 6.5 points or greater. It may be an out there stat, but giving 7 points on the road seems like too much for an Indiana team that hasn’t been consistent away from home.
THURSDAY’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL PICK: ILLINOIS +7