Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Badgers vs Fighting Illini CBB Odds
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10-15 (1-8 V) Wisconsin Badgers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini 12-12 (11-3 H)
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Illinois -5.5
CBB Betting Total: 137
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It is amazing how bad the Badgers have been this year. It is just not something most of us have really scene but it has been the truth.
Illinois has been respectable, I guess. Coach Brad Underwood is not exactly turning things around the way some first year coaches have.
I am not sure anyone predicted how much this Wisconsin team would struggle. They still play good defense but the offense has seemingly evaporated.
And that is with an All-American quality big man in Ethan Happ who is averaging 17ppg and 8 boards per game too. He also leads the team in assists which if the team were decent would make him a B10 POY candidate.
There has been almost no additional support – Brad Davison is the only other player averaging over 9ppg. He is just a freshman too and the Badgers are not exactly bringing in guys they expect to contribute right away either.
The Wisconsin program we know was built on methodical efficient offenses. This season they have lost the efficient tag and they don’t even make their free throws shooting less than 70% from the stripe.
Illinios Fighting Illini
Illinois is having a rough season too but the expectations were not nearly has high as Wisconsin’s based on their recent track record and the change that was coming with a new coach.
I think coach Underwood has been able to implement most of what he wants but it might take a few years to get players that fit that style. He does not have a ton to work with.
LeRon Black is having his best season as as senior but he is not exactly a player that you build around, more a of a hard worker and a good team player.
Like the Badgers they only have one other double-digit scorer, and he is also a freshman – Trent Frazier. I imagine that is who they are going to build around going forward.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-2-1 in WIS last 10 road games.
- WIS are 5-13-2 ATS in their last 20 road games.
- Under is 7-3-1 in WIS last 11 overall.
- ILL are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Thu. games.
- Under is 13-3 in ILL last 16 Thu. games.
- Under is 26-9-1 in ILL last 36 overall.
Free Wisconsin Badgers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini NCAAB Prediction:
This game is a dud, both of these programs are down but that is what you get at this point of the season.
Given what we have seen anything is possible here. Wisconsin won last month at home against Illinois and has a long winning streak against the Illini
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Badgers ATS
I am going to play it safe and go with the home side but since the Badgers have Happ they could continue their dominance over Illinois.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Illinois 73 – Wisconsin 70
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