Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Spartans vs Fighting Illini CBB Odds
Looking for Michigan State Spartans vs. Illinois Fighting Illini NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Spartans taking on the Fighting Illini on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. 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 like this Michigan State Illinois matchup.
(17-3) Michigan State Spartans vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (10-10)
Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: State Farm Center, Champaign, IL.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Michigan State -11
CBB Betting Total: 145
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Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State lost its first game at the Breslin Center last week to Michigan. It was a disappointing ten-point loss that send MSU down to #9 in the national poll. It also took the Spartans off the short list on most people’s national champion list.
That’s how it always seems to go for Tom Izzo’s team. There are struggles in the middle of the season that takes MSU off the radar and then the Spartans find a way to peak at the right time, just as the calendar turns to March.
According to KenPom, Virginia has the best defense in the country, followed by Cincinnati.
I don’t believe either to be nearly as good as Michigan State’s defense.
The Spartans are immensely talented and you would be foolish to sleep on them as anything other than a strong Final Four candidate.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois had been competitive in the Big Ten, despite being winless.
The Illini dropped two games by one point, a game by four, five and seven. All of those close losses came before getting slammed by 25 against Wisconsin over the weekend. The Badgers are just 3–4 in the conference themselves this season.
Three-Point shooting is a weakness as a team. The Illini shoot under 32 percent, which spells doom against Michigan State, which swats away almost anything at the rim.
If Illinois can’t hit the three-point shot tonight, it has no shot against the finest defensive team in the country.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 11-4 in MSU last 15 Mon. games.
- Over is 7-3 in MSU last 10 overall.
- Over is 7-3 in MSU last 10 games as a favorite.
- Under is 25-7 in ILL last 32 overall.
- Under is 15-5 in ILL last 20 vs. Big Ten.
- Under is 12-5 in ILL last 17 home games.
- Head to Head: MSU are 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
- Head to Head: Under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Illinois.
Free Michigan State vs. Illinois NCAAB Prediction: Michigan State’s defense is on full display.
That defense is just too good.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Michigan State -11
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 78 – Illinois 63
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