Indiana vs. Illinois CBB Prediction
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?
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
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