Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Fighting Illini vs Badgers CBB Odds
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10-9 (0-6 V) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Wisconsin Badgers 9-10 (8-3 H)
Date: Friday January 19, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Badgers -4.5
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Illinois has been down for a while in the Big Ten. They have a new coach this season but things are not quite swimming in the right direction yet.
Wisconsin has been one of the most consistent basketball programs in America but they are way down this season. I am not sure they can turn it around in time.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois has lost four in a row, with three of those on the road – the last one by a point and the one before that in OT. That is tough to overcome emotionally.
This is another road spot and they have not won in that situation all season long. It is hard to believe they are going to break that here.
Leron Black is a player every B10 program would love to have. The problem is he is not a star. He is miscast as their leading scorer.
Aaron Jordan should probably see more time. He has good size on the wing and can shoot. His numbers have jumped but perhaps there is more.
The last time the Badgers finished below .500 was the 1997-98 season. They have made the tournament every season since but that is in jeopardy.
Ethan Happ is one of the best players in the league and does everything for this group. He leads in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals. Still it is not enough.
Freshman guard Brad Davidson is the only other double digit scorer. What has often been a super efficient offense has really fallen off this season.
What is keeping the Badgers competitive is a strong defensive approach. They only allow 65ppg.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 24-7 in ILL last 31 overall.
- Under is 26-9-1 in ILL last 36 Fri. games.
- Under is 14-5 in ILL last 19 vs. Big Ten.
- Under is 6-1-1 in WIS last 8 Fri. games.
- Over is 9-3-2 in WIS last 14 home games.
- WIS are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
Free Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Wisconsin Badgers NCAAB Prediction:
These are two bottom dwellers in the Big Ten. Illinois is the only program without a win in conference so far.
Wisconsin only has a couple but look for them to be favoured at home.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Badgers -4.5
The Badgers may have been killing you this season but I still think they are a pretty good bet at home, say at -5.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Wisconsin 73 – Illinois 65
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