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18-11 Michigan State Spartans vs. Illinois Fighting Illini 17-12
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big 10
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Illinois -1.5
CBB Betting Total: 139.5
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A crucial Big 10 affair pairs two potential bubble teams on Wednesday night as the Michigan State Spartans hit the road to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini.
Michigan State Spartans
The Spartans have the best chance of the two to really solidify their resume here on Wednesday night.
Michigan State enters play with 18 wins and have won back to back games, which is always big in the committee’s eyes in terms of who finishes the season strong.
The Spartans being on the bubble is a rare feat, as they have made 19 straight.
The Spartans have leaned on their young guns, as the 4 freshman have really stepped up. Nick Ward in particular has been the biggest spark plug, as he is averaging 21.5 points per game and took Play of the Week last week in the Big 10.
Michigan State has won 10 of the last 15 meetings with the Fighting Illini.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois is starting to catch some fire at literally the perfect time.
Illinois has won 3 in a row and continue to boost their resume and here on Senior Night they certainly could use their seniors to step up in a big way.
Malcolm Hill, Maverick Morgan, and Tracy Adams all have contributed in a big way for the Fighting Illini this season and will be asked to do even more here against a Spartans team that is tough defensively.
Defense has been the name of the game for Illinois as of late, as they have held their 3 opponents during their 3 game winning streak to just 57.7 points per game.
The Fighting Illini are a solid 11-5 at home this season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Spartans are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 vs. Big Ten.
- Spartans are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win.
- Fighting Illini are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Fighting Illini are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5.
- Fighting Illini are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Free Michigan State Spartans vs. Illinois Fighting Illini NCAAB Prediction:
Michigan State and Illinois both are grind it out kind of teams and this is going to be exactly what this game is like.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Michigan State +1.5
The Spartans have had the Illini’s number and grab a much needed resume building win here.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 65 – Illinois 60
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