Illinois vs. Purdue Prediction
Conference foes meet in West Lafayette, IN on Sunday when No. 5 Purdue hosts Illinois at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Will the Boilermakers cover as a sizable home favorite or is there a better play in this Big Ten matchup?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
771 Illinois Fighting Illini (+7.5) at 772 Purdue Boilermakers (-7.5); o/u 139.5
12:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, March 5, 2023
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
Illinois vs. Purdue Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 51% of public bettors are currently backing Purdue when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Illinois Fighting Illini DFS Spin
Jayden Epps (concussion) is out for Sunday's game versus Purdue, Joey Wagner of 247Sports reports. Epps will miss his second straight game Sunday due to a concussion. The freshman guard's next chance to suit up will come in the Big Ten Tournament.
Purdue Boilermakers DFS Spin
Zach Edey provided 26 points (8-17 FG, 10-14 FT), 16 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 37 minutes during Saturday's 79-71 loss to Indiana. Edey put up another big performance without much support as the Boilermakers suffered a fourth loss in their last six games. He will continue to be the star but his team won't last long in the tournaments without some changes elsewhere.
Illinois vs. Purdue CBB Betting Trends
Under is 4-1 in Fighting Illini last 5 games following a ATS loss
Under is 4-1-1 in Fighting Illini last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Over is 3-0-1 in Boilermakers last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400
Over is 4-0-1 in Boilermakers last 5 home games
Illinois vs. Purdue CBB Prediction:
The home team is 7-2-1 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between these two teams, while the Boilermakers are 4-0 against the number in their last four home contests when playing an opponent with a road winning percentage of less than .400. On the other side, the Fighting Illini are winless against the spread in their last four games overall.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: PURDUE BOILERMAKERS -7.5