Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bulldogs vs. Fighting Illini CBB Odds
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(1-3) The Citadel Bulldogs vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (3-1)
Date: Wednesday November 20th, 2019
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: State Farm Center, Champaign IL
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Off
CBB Betting Total: Off
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Oddsmakers are holding off on releasing the Citadel at Illinois spread schedule for Wednesday at the State Farm Center in Champaign. This is because the Bulldogs were in action Wednesday and have the rare back-to-back.
Illinois has sat for a night, basking in their dominating 66-53 win over Hawaii on Monday night. When the odds are released, expect the Fighting Illini to be favored by a very considerable margin.
The Citadel Bulldogs
The good news for the Citadel is that they will be coming into this game off their first win of the year. The bad news is that it happened on Tuesday night and the team must do a very quick turnaround.
The Citadel notched a 74-69 win over Southeast Missouri on Tuesday night. The location of that game was just 4 hours from Champaign so at least the Bulldogs aren’t traveling cross country in the back-to-back.
The win for the Bulldogs on Tuesday was impressive considering it was their first road game of the season and that they scored the victory as +6.5 favorites. It was the first game that the Citadel had held an opponent to under 70 points on the season.
That defense – or lack thereof – from the Citadel is the major reason the Fighting Illini should be massive favorites at home on Wednesday. In four games this year, Citadel has allowed two opponents over 90+ points and another 87.
Illinois Fighting Illini
The Fighting Illini moved to 3-1 on the year with their win over Hawaii on Monday night. It was a mini coming out party for Freshman Kofi Cockburn, who notched 15 points and pulled in 14 rebounds.
Cockburn has proven to be a force inside for the Illini. The 7 foot, 290 pounder from Oak Hill Academy has posted a double-double in 3 of his first 4 college basketball games.
Illinois has an inside-out game that should be able to do what they want at home against Citadel. Ayo Dosunmo is another NBA prospect while Trent Frazier provides big game potential and veteran leadership.
Andres Feliz also has two 20+ point games already this year for what is proving to be a very deep Illinois squad. Giorgi Bezhanishvili was the program’s all-time leading scorer for freshman, but has settled into a role player position – but also willing to break out in any game.
Illinois isn’t perfect – this is evidenced by their 69-90 loss at Arizona as +7 underdogs 10 days ago. The Fighting Illini also struggled vs. Nicholls State having to squeeze out a 78-70 OT win as -22.5 favorites.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS last 5 vs. Big Ten
- Bulldogs are 9-4 ATS last 13 non conference games
- Fighting Illini are 1-4 ATS last 5 overall
- Fighting Illini are 1-5 ATS last 6 non conference games
Free The Citadel Bulldogs vs. Illinois Fighting Illini NCAAB Prediction:
It will be interesting to see what number oddsmakers finally come up with in this tilt. The Citadel is in the back-to-back, but the Fighting Illini have largely played down to their opponents this season.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Illinois
Illinois should be good for a 12-15 point win, anything higher take the points.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Fighting Illini 84 – Citadel 69
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