Will Purdue run over Illinois today?

Big Ten Tournament Picks and Predictions 3/11/16 – Illinois vs. Purdue

Illinois is looking to continue a surprising run in the Big Ten Tournament when the Illini face No. 13 Purdue today at 2PM ET.

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Purdue is heavily favored in this game, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -11 points against Illinois. The over/under total for the game has been set at 139 points. These two meet in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament today from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Purdue is 24-7 overall, 12-6 in Big Ten games, 2-1 on a neutral floor and 15-11-1 against the spread. Illinois is 15-18 overall, 7-13 in conference games, 6-2 on a neutral court and 14-14-3 against the spread. Illinois won the lone meeting this season, 84-70 at home. Illinois has won and covered the spread in four of its last five against Purdue.

Who does the public like in this game?

Illinois is set to play its third game in three days, as they have beaten Minnesota and Iowa in the last two days. The Illini have covered in both contests as well. Purdue has won three straight coming into the tournament and the Boilermakers are 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four. However, Purdue is just 1-3 against the spread in its last four games as a double-digit favorite. While Illinois did have to shoot really well to beat Purdue 84-70 in the first meeting, oddsmakers are looking for a 25-point swing with the 11-point spread listed. Illinois may not win, but the Illini should show a lot of heart today and make it interesting.


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