Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs Illini CBB Odds
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(20-7) Northwestern Wildcats vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (15-12)
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big 10
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Wildcats -2.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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It’s a Big 10 match up on Tuesday night.
The Northwestern Wildcats make the short trip to Champaign Illinois to take on the Fighting Illini.
This is the second match up of the season between the two teams. The Illini won the first match up 68-61.
The Northwestern Wildcats have had a good season and look to be in good position to make an NCAA tournament, but they can’t have a slip up against the Fighting Illini.
They come into this game with a 20-7 record and sit in 4th place in the Big Ten conference. They have only won two of their last five games so it’s important to get a big win on Tuesday.
The Wildcats success starts on the defensive side of the ball.
They only give up 64.7 points per game, and opponents shoot 39.5 percent from the field. Opponents also only shoot 32.8 percent from behind the arc.
On the offensive side of the ball the Wildcats score 73 points per night well shooting 43.2 percent from the field.
The Wildcats are led by Junior guard Scottie Lindsey. He is averaging 15 points, 4.1 rebounds per game. For the Wildcats to make a deep run into the tournament, he is going to be the key.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Head coach John Groce might be coaching for his job when the Fighting Illini take on the Wildcats on Tuesday night.
The Fighting Illini come into this game with a 15-12 record and sit in 11th place in the Big Ten conference. For as disappointing of season as they have had they are coming off one of their biggest wins of the seasons.
In their last game they went to Iowa and beat the Hawkeyes. They will try and use that momentum to win another game against the Wildcats.
For the Illini to win they need to play well on the defensive side of the ball.
They give up 71 points per game and they need to be below that number to be able to beat Northwestern on Tuesday night.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-1 in ILL last 8 overall.
- Over is 7-2 in ILL last 9 Tue. games.
- Road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
- Underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings
Free Northwestern Wildcats vs. Illinois Fighting Illini NCAAB Prediction:
I expect a very close game on Tuesday night.
I think it will feature a lot of lead changes that will go down to the final minutes.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Wildcats -2.5
I think the Wildcats have more to play for, and that will be the difference in them winning the game.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Northwestern 70 – Illinois 66
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