Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Fighting Illini vs Golden Gophers CBB Odds
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(10-5) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers(12-3)
Date: Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Gophers -7.5
CBB Betting Total: 153
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It’s a Big Ten showdown on Tuesday night at Williams Arena. The Illinois Fighting Illini make the trip to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
These teams faced off once last year, and the Golden Gophers came out ahead 68-59 in that game.
Illinois Fighting Illini
No one really knew what to expect coming into this season for the Fighting Illini, but so far they have played decent, but have had their up and downs.
A couple of games ago they had a big win over the Missouri Tigers, a game they came in as five point underdogs.
For the Illini their strength is on the offensive side of the ball. They come into this game averaging 79.2 points per game.
To win this game the offense is going to need to be really good as this will probably be a high scoring affair.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
On the other side of this match up is the Minnesota Golden Gophers who have had a nice season so far this year, but they haven’t played as well as most people expected that they would.
There is one big question for this team, and that is if Nate Mason will be able to play. In the last game without their starting point guard, the offense really struggled only putting up 65 points against Harvard.
If he isn’t able to go they are going to need to find some more scoring from somewhere else, because they haven’t played enough defense this year to lock down on that side of the ball.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 22-5 in ILL last 27 overall.
- Under is 12-3 in ILL last 15 vs. Big Ten.
- ILL are 15-5-3 ATS in their last 23 Wed. games.
- Over is 12-4 in MINN last 16 vs. Big Ten.
- Over is 20-7 in MINN last 27 home games.
- Over is 21-8 in MINN last 29 overall.
- ILL are 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
- Favorite is 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
Free Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAAB Prediction:
If Nate Mason is able to go, they are the better team and will come out ahead, but if he is out the Gophers offense will struggle.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNDER
I think that if Mason is in, the Gophers will come out motivated and actually win this game with some ease.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 78 – Illinois 71
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