Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Fighting Illini vs Nittany Lions CBB Odds
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13-16 (3-6 A) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Penn State Nittany Lions 21-9 (13-3 H)
Date: Sunday, March 10th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Penn State -7
CBB Betting Total: 144.5
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The Penn State Nittany Lions will look to continue their stellar streak to end the season in picking up the victory versus the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday afternoon. They enter this contest winners of four of their last five games as they also picked up yet another victory versus the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on the road in their last time out.
On the other hand, the Illinois Fighting Illini happens to be losers of four of their last five games entering this matchup. In fact, they were blown out by 18 points at home versus the Indiana Hoosiers on senior night as the Hoosiers posted 52 points in the first half alone en route to the victory.
Illinois Fighting Illini
In all, the Fighting Illini had five double-digit scores on the night versus the Indiana Hoosiers as Ayo Dosunmu led the team with 16 points while also going 3-5 from three-point range. Also, Giorgi Bezhanishvili had 15 points while grabbing eight rebounds in defeat as well.
For the night, Illinois shot 50% from the floor while also having a decent night from long range. However, their defense could not get necessary stops throughout the contest as they allowed over 50% shooting to the Hoosiers, as well.
In all, this is been the mantra for the Fighting Illini all season long as they are allowing opponents to shoot at a 47% clip on a nightly basis this season. Also, in their last four outings, they are allowing opponents to post an average of 84 points.
Desunmu leads the team in scoring with 14 points per game along with four rebounds on a respectable 44% shooting from the floor (36% long-range). Furthermore, Bezhanishvili (12 ppg, 5 rebs) has also been consistent in his own right as the 6’9” forward continues to shoot well over 50% from the floor on a nightly basis.
Penn State Nittany Lions
After a 37 – 19 first half versus the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, one certainly felt that the Nittany Lions were on their way to a blowout victory. However, the Scarlet Knights put on a second-half rally while almost pulling out a potential victory in the end as they outscored Penn State heavily in the second half in an eventual one-point loss.
Leading scorer on the season in Lamar Stevens led the team with 18 points as he went 8-24 from the floor. Stevens is averaging 20 points along with eight rebounds per game this season and has surpassed the 20-point mark in 8 of the last 10 games for the Nittany Lions, overall.
Aside from Stevens, Myreon Jones along with Rasir Bolton chipped in 13 and 11 points, respectively, in the win versus Rutgers. Mike Watkins also chipped in eight points while having 13 rebounds, as well.
Nonetheless, the Nittany Lions continue to roll after a hard-fought victory versus Rutgers in the end. They were successful versus the Fighting Illini in their last meeting just weeks ago as the Nittany Lions picked up an eight point win thanks to 25 points along with nine rebounds from Stevens on a night where Penn State shot 49% from the floor as a team.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-3 in PSU’s last ten games
- PSU is 5-0-1 ATS in last six games
- ILL is 1-3 ATS in last four games
- Over is 6-4 in ILL last ten games
Free Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Penn State Nittany Lions NCAAB Prediction:
Look for Penn State to pull out a slim victory in this contest as they will ride off their present momentum in which to pull out a victory in the end. Also, Stevens continues to play very well for the Nittany Lions is this has been the case throughout the season. In all, look for Penn State to pull out an 81-75 win over a struggling Illinois Fighting Illini team that continues to struggle on both ends of the floor.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Penn State -7
Again, Penn State had much success versus the Fighting Illini in their last matchup. And while Stevens put up 24 Shots on the night, he was responsible for some big buckets throughout the game. Look for this to be the case in this contest as well as Illinois will fade late in the matchup while enduring yet another defeat in the meantime.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Illinois Fighting Illini 75 – Penn State 84
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