Illinois vs. Iowa Free Pick
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.
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