Free CBB Hoops Pick: Hawkeyes vs Fighting Illini Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Iowa Hawkeyes taking on the Illinois Fighting Illini Sunday February 7 at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all CBB basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE CBB hoops predictions.
Iowa Hawkeyes (18-4) vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (11-12)
Date: Sunday February 7th
Time:1:00 PM EST
Venue: State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
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A Big Ten battle goes down at the State Farm Center in Champaign on Sunday afternoon when the Illinois Fighting Illini host the fifth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa’s enjoyed a fine season, climbing into the top-5 in the national rankings, while Illinois can get back to .500 with a win in this one.
Illinois enters this contest having lost four of six and seven of 10, while Iowa followed up a loss at Maryland with consecutive victories over Northwestern and Penn State, winning those contests by an average margin of 19.0 points, while putting up 79.0 points per game in those outings.
Iowa’s coming off a very decisive victory over Penn State, claiming a 73-49 victory over the Nittany Lions. Iowa ran out to a big lead in the first half, racing to a 45-26 victory before the break.
Jarrod Uthoff paced the Hawkeyes with 14 points on 5 of 12 shooting, chipping in three rebounds and five blocks.
Big center Adam Woodbury only saw the court for 22 minutes in the blowout, but was still able to dominate on the boards, pulling down 15 boards and blocking two shots.
Three players – Dom Uhl, Nicholas Baer, and Ahmad Wagner – each had eight points off the bench.
Illinois Fighting Illini:
Big Ten play hasn’t been kind to Illinois, which is 3-7 in conference play. The team came up victorious in a triple-overtime thriller in its last game, coming away with a 110-101 victory over Rutgers, getting 32 points from guard Malcolm Hill.
Hill hit on just 7 of 19 shots from the field, but knocked down 17 of his 20 free-throw attempts, adding 14 rebounds and five assists in a strong performance.
The team also got a double-double from Kendrick Nunn, who posted 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Jalen Coleman-Lands had 26 points, and Maverick Morgan contributed 20 points in a game in which the Illini got 97 of their 110 points from their starters.
CBB Betting Trends:
- The Hawkeyes are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games against Big Ten opponents.
- The Hawkeyes are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- The Fighting Illini are 2-8-3 ATS in their last 13 home games.
- The favorite is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these teams.
- The Hawkeyes are 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings between these teams.
Free CBB Prediction:
Iowa has taken on and beaten the best opposition the Big Ten has to offer, and Illinois isn’t quite at that level at the moment.
As the Hawkeyes continue to make up for their loss to Maryland, look for them to try to run up the score in this one to score some points in the polls.
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CBB Free Score Prediction: Iowa 86 – Illinois 65
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