Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Fighting Illini vs. Cornhuskers CBB Odds
Looking for Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Fighting Illini taking on the Cornhuskers on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. 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 Illinois Nebraska matchup.
2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(2-0) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-1)
Date: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska
CBB Moneyline Odds: Fighting Illini -400 | Cornhuskers +520
CBB Betting ATS Odds: ILL -12.5 | NEB +12.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 142.5
The Illinois Fighting Illini will travel and take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers this Tuesday.
HISTORY: Illinois leads the all-time series 18-8, and they’ve won the past four meetings, covering each time.
Illinois will be favored on the road here.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois got off to a rough 2-2 start, but they haven’t looked back, winning nine of their last ten games. They’ve covered straight times, and with a date with Purdue looming, look for them to keep applying pressure.
The Fighting Illini score a healthy 80.4 ppg, while shooting 38.8% from deep, good for 17th in the nation. They also rank first in the nation in rebounding, and their led by junior big man Kofi Cockburn.
Cockburn missed the first three games of the season, but his return has put Illinois back into the national title picture. He’s been dominant, averaging 22.5 ppg on 62% shooting, while grabbing a Big Ten leading 12.5 rpg.
Utah transfer Alfonso Plummer has eased the departure of Ayo Dosunmu. The 6’1 guard scored 25 points in the loss to Arizona, and he’s second on the team in scoring (16.4).
Senior guards Trent Frazier and Da’Monte Williams bring a ton of experience to the lineup, and post well-rounded lines.
After jumping out to a strong 5-2 start, but they’re in the midst of a troubling skid, dropping eight of their last nine games.
Freshman Bryce McGowens has been the Cornhuskers most consistent player, but he’s struggled over the past three games. He leads Nebraska with 15.7 ppg, while grabbing 5.5 rpg.
Alonzo Verge Jr. is second on the team in scoring at 14.3 ppg, but the Arizona State transfer has also struggled since Big Ten play began, scoring 13 points in the first games combined.
Derrick Walker has improved a lot after transferring in from Tennessee but he will have the tall task of containing Kofi Cockburn. The 6’9 junior has scored in double figures in each of the past five games, double-doubling against Ohio State along the way.
Walker averages 10.1 ppg, and a team-leading 6.3 rpg. He’s joined by 6’11 junior Lat Mayen up front.
CBB Betting Trends:
- ILL is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- NEB is 3-7 in their last 10 home games.
- Over is 7-2 in Fighting Illini’s last 9 games.
Free Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers NCAAB Prediction: Illinois to Cover
Nebraska needs to stop the bleeding, but it likely won’t end here as they may get bullied by the Fighting Illini on their home floor.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Illinois -12.5
Illinois run of terror could just be getting started. Kofi Cockburn’s return has been a game-changer for the Fighting Illini, and Nebraska won’t have an answer for the big man here. Look for Illinois to win their seventh straight game, and cover for the fourth time in a row.
Take Illinois’ spread confidently.
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