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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(8-5) Maryland Terrapins vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (10-3)
Date: Thursday, January 6th, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: State Farm Center
CBB Moneyline Odds: Maryland +550 | Illinois -1000
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Maryland +11.5 | Illinois -11.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 143
The Maryland Terrapins will be on the road to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Thursday, January 6th.
The tip-off is set for 7:00 ET from State Farm Center.
The Fighting Illini started off as an 11 point favorite and that number is now up to 11.5. The total has gone from 142.5 to 143.
Maryland may have a decent record, but I do not think they are that great of a team. I am really not sure what their season will amount to, but if I had to guess, it will not go all that far.
The Terrapins lost to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Monday by a score of 80-75. The task will not get any easier for them when they face a very talented Illinois team on Thursday. This should not come as a surprise to them, though because this is what happens when you play in the Big Ten.
Based on the way they have played so far, I just feel that this team is kind of coasting through their season. I do not sense all that much urgency with this bunch.
The offense was not the issue for them in their last game, but the defense was just not able to play well enough to get the win. This unit will have to play much better when they face a very good offense in the Illini.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois has played very well this year. It surprises me that they are not ranked, if they keep on playing how they have, they will get in the top 25.
The Fighting Illini comes into this game with a record of 10-3. This is a group that has already played and beaten good teams, which is always a positive sign for a program.
This squad beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Tuesday by a score of 76-53. That was an impressive win for them over a team that is pretty good.
Kofi Cockburn had one helluva game in their last outing, as he had 29 points and 10 rebounds. Also, Jacob Grandison chipped in 11 points, 6 boards, and 4 assists.
CBB Betting Trends:
- The total has gone under in 8 of Maryland’s last 12 games.
- Maryland is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against Illinois.
- Maryland is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Big Ten.
- Illinois is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- Illinois is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games played in January.
- The total has gone over in 8 of Illinois’ last 9 games.
Free Maryland Terrapins vs. Illinois Fighting Illini NCAAB Summary:
I think that Illinois will prove to be too much for Maryland in this ball game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Illinois ATS
Both of these teams are good, but I feel that the Illini are the more complete and talented team and that will be shown on Thursday night.
As the game goes on, I just do not feel that the defense for the Terps will be able to consistently stop the potent offense for Illinois.
11.5 is a decently high number to lay here, but I like it. Once the home teams get in a rhythm, I feel like it could be a long day for Maryland.
Give me Illinois laying the points at home here.
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