Free CBB Hoops Pick: Fighting Illini vs Boilermakers Odds
Looking for Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Purdue Boilermakers free plays? CBB betting sees the Fighting Illini taking on the Boilermakers on Friday, March 10, 2016 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
15-18 (6-2 N) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Purdue Boilermakers 24-7 (2-1 N)
Date: Friday, March 11, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM ET
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: Off
CBB Betting Odds: Boilermakers -11
CBB Betting Total: 141
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It wasn’t expected, but the Illinois Fighting Illini advanced to take on the Purdue Boilermakers here in the quarterfinals.
Illinois pulled off an upset of the Iowa Hawkeyes and will look to continue their push toward the NCAA tournament with another upset of a ranked opponent.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois got off to a fast start against the Iowa Hawkeyes and looked like a completely different team than they’ve been in the past. However, after leading for the entire first half, the Fighting Illini coughed up the lead, but did grab it back right before the buzzer.
Expecting the complete opposite based on these teams, the Illini took off in the 2nd half with their hot shooting. After Iowa got within 2, a turnover sealed their fate.
The Fighting Illini took down Minnesota in the opening round to get into that spot against the Hawkeyes and continue their play on the offensive end.
The Illini only averaged 72 points per game this season. and while they did only score 68 against Iowa, doing that against an impressive defense and really shutting the Hawkeyes hot shooters down.
Purdue earned themselves a bye in this spot and they had to earn every win down the stretch to do so.
The Boilermakers won their final three games and took 2 of them against Maryland and Wisconsin, which were impressive given the circumstances. With a win here, this would mark the first back to back semi finals appearance since 2009 and 2010.
Purdue has really gotten it down on both ends of the floor. The Boilermakers rank 3rd in the Big Ten with just 64.9 points against. On the offensive end they shot 57% from the field over their last 4 and averaged 82 points.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Fighting Illini are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
- Fighting Illini are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games.
- Fighting Illini are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Boilermakers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Boilermakers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten.
- Boilermakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Free Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Purdue Boilermakers CBB Prediction:
The Boilermakers face a very hot Illini team, but the Boilermakers are one of the few Big Ten teams that play solid on both ends of the floor.
Look for Purdue to force some turnovers here and get out to the lead early, building a giant hole for the Illini.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Purdue -11
Illinois dream run comes to an end here as they falter in a lopsided loss.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Purdue 78- Illinois 64
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