Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Fighting Illini vs. Golden Gophers CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(15-5) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-9)
Date: Saturday, February 20th, 2021
Time: 3;30 PM ET
Venue: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Illinois -4.5
CBB Betting Total: 148
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Illinois is one of the best teams in the country. They are peaking now and should not be too intimidated by a visit to Minnesota.
The Gophers are solid. At home, they might think they can beat anyone but I think this is a mountain a little too high to climb.
This is a rematch and in the first game, the Illini dominated. A repeat is very likely.
Illinois Fighting Illini
This team is super talented. They have not had a big game in more than a week though and seemed to be uninterested during games with Nebraska and Northwestern.
The last time these teams played Kofi Cockburn dominated. The big man had 33 points and 13 rebounds. He only needed 15 shots to get there too.
He can do so again as Minnesota still does not have anyone who really matches up well with him. Illinois should be able to count on more than 10 points from Ayo Dosunmu too. They didn’t even need him last time.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Big Ten is a beast this season. Minnesota is not embarrassing themselves but they probably need some more signature wins to boost their resume. They are going to have to get them at home too it seems.
This is their last chance to knock off a ranked team during the regular season. Marcus Carr needs to step up if they are going to be competitive. After a hot start to the season, he has cooled off considerably.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Fighting Illini are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Fighting Illini are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Golden Gophers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Golden Gophers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
Free Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAAB Prediction:
Hopefully, a couple of recent ho-hum results from the Illini make this price a little bit reasonable. Minnesota is not helping though.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Illinois ATS
The matchup just doesn’t work for Minnesota. Dosumno can easily outplay Carr and the last time Cockburn dominated their center Liam Robbins. I am not seeing much of a change in the script here.
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