Indiana vs. Illinois CBB Prediction

Indiana vs. Illinois, 12/26/20 College Basketball Betting Predictions

Big Ten rivals clash in Champaign, IL on Saturday afternoon when No. 18 Illinois hosts 5-3 Indiana at the State Farm Center. With the Hoosiers at least stay within the 7.5-point spread or are the Fighting Illini the better play as the home favorite for this 4:00 p.m. ET tip-off?

Game Snapshot

771 Indiana Hoosiers (+7.5) at 772 Illinois Fighting Illini (-7.5); o/u 145.5

4:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, December 26, 2020

Venue: State Farm Center, Champaign, IL

TV: FS1

Indiana vs. Illinois College Basketball Prediction

The road team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams, while the underdog has covered in four of the last five series meetings as well. Indiana, meanwhile, is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games overall, is 4-1 against the number in its last five games as an underdog and has cashed in seven straight games following a straight up loss.

On the other side, the Fighting Illini are just 11-27-1 against the spread in their last 39 games following an ATS win and have failed to cover in five of their last seven home games when facing an opponent with a road winning percentage of greater than .600. Illinois is also just 1-5 at the betting window in its last six home games versus a team with a winning road record and is winless at 0-4 against the spread in its last four games coming off a win.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: INDIANA HOOSIERS +7.5

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