Illinois vs. Wisconsin Saturday Prediction
The marquee matchup in the Big Ten on Saturday will take place at 2:00 p.m. ET from the Kohl Center in Madison, WI where No. 23 Wisconsin will host No. 5 Illinois. With the Badgers laying 4.5 points as a home favorite and the total sitting at 136, what’s the best play in this conference clash?
627 Illinois Fighting Illini (+4.5) at 628 Wisconsin Badgers (-4.5); o/u 136
2:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 27, 2021
Venue: Kohl Center, Madison, WI
Illinois vs. Wisconsin College Basketball Prediction
The road team has covered in four of the last five meetings between these two teams, while the Fighting Illini are also 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. Illinois is 4-1 against the number in its last five games when facing an opponent like Wisconsin that has a winning record as well.
On the other side, the Badgers are just 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games when facing a team like the Illini that have a winning record. The Badgers also winless against the spread in their last four games coming off a win and are 0-4 against the number in their last four games coming off a successful cover as well.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI +4.5