Illinois vs. Iowa Free Pick

Big Ten Tournament Picks and Predictions 3/10/16 – Illinois vs. Iowa

No. 20 Iowa hopes to avoid another letdown performance today when the Hawkeyes take on Illinois at 2:25PM ET in the Big Ten Tournament.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Iowa is favored in today’s game, as the Hawkeyes are getting odds of -10.5 points against Illinois. The over/under total has yet to be set. This game is a second round game in the Big Ten Tournament and the game will take place from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Iowa is 21-9 on the season, 12-6 in the Big Ten, 2-2 on a neutral floor and 14-13 against the spread. Illinois is 14-18 overall, 6-13 in the Big Ten, 5-2 on a neutral floor and 13-14-3 against the spread. These two met just once this season with Iowa getting a 77-65 win at Illinois back on Feb. 7.

Who does the public like in this game?

Iowa was once the hottest team in the country, but the Hawkeyes struggled down the stretch, going 2-5 in their last seven and 1-6 against the spread in those games. Illinois wasn’t much better, going 3-6 in its last nine. However, the Illini were 6-4 ATS in their last 10 and are coming off an 85-52 win over Minnesota on Wednesday. Iowa has just been too shaky the last month to bet on them as a double-digit favorite right now.

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: ILLINOIS +10.5

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