Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Fighting Illini vs. Golden Eagles CBB Odds
Looking for Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Marquette Golden Eagles NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Fighting llini taking on the Golden Eagles on Monday, November 15th, 2021 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this Fighting Illini Golden Eagles matchup.
2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(2-0) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (2-0)
Date: Monday November 15th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
CBB Moneyline Odds: Fighting Illini -350 | Golden Eagles +275
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Illinois -6.5 | Marquette +6.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 145.5
The Illinois Fighting Illini will travel to Milwaukee and take on the Marquette Golden Eagles for the first of this year’s Gavitt Tipoff Games.
HISTORY: Illinois and Marquette have faced off 14 times, with the Fighting Illini leading the all-time series 9-5.
Illinois is favored by 7 points on the road for this non-conference battle.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illnois has started the with two decisive victories, and there appears to be life after the departues of Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn.
Senior swingman Jacob Grandison has taken on a bigger role early. The Holy Cross transfer leads the team with 17.5 ppg, while grabbing 5.5 rpg.
Senior guards Trent Frazier and Alfonso Plummer bring much needed experience to the backcourt. Frazier has been a cog in Illinois’ offense for five years now, and after missing the opener he scored 12 points in the win over Arkansas State.
Sophomore guard Andre Curbelo was a key contributor last season, and he also made his debut against the Red Wolves, scoring eight points and dishing out seven assists.
Coleman Hawkins is the man in the middle, and he’s off to a strong start, leading Illinois in rebounding (10.1), while scoring 15 ppg.
Marquette Golden Eagles
Marquette has picked up two early wins, but they had a bit of trouble crossing the finish line and failed to cover twice.
Darryl Morsell has come in and assumed a Markus Howard-type role already. The Maryland transfer has opened the season with back-to-back 20-point performances, while shooting 60% from the field.
Justin Lewis will anchor the Golden Eagles frontcourt. The redshirt freshman has already posted a pair of double-double, and he looks set to lead the team in rebounding this year.
Stevie Mitchell and Tyler Kolek start in the backcourt for Marquette, and neither has played too inspiring thus far. Kolek, a sharpshooting transfer from George Mason, is 0-8 from deep through the first two contests.
CBB Betting Trends:
- ILL are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
- Under is 8-2 in ILL last 10 non-conference games.
- MARQ are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Mon. games.
- Over is 6-2 in MARQ last 8 overall.
Free Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Marquette Golden Eagles NCAAB Prediction:
Marquette will enter this first real test with homecourt advantage, but Illinois enters with the much more experienced roster.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Illinois -6.5
The more experienced roster, and the more talented one for sure. Illinois loss two big pieces in Dosunmu and Cockburn, but they haven’t missed a beat, and they’ve come out and dominated in their first two contests. Fighting Illini more battle-tested, so this early road spot might not phase them too much here. Get the first college basketball Monday started on the right note, and ride with Illinois
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