Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Pick, Odds, Predicition 2/12/14
Illinois Fighting Illini (14-10) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -3 -- Over/Under: 127.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Illinois Fighting Illini face off on Wednesday in Big Ten college basketball.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have won three of their last four games and they are in eighth place in the Pac-12 standings. Nebraska is 4-6 in the Pac-12 and 10-1 at home this season. Terran Petteway leads the Cornhuskers averaging 17.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. Shavon Shields is averaging 11 points and 5.3 rebounds, Walter Pitchford is averaging 8.7 points, and Ray Gallegos is averaging 7.8 points. Nebraska is averaging 67.1 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.9 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent. Nebraska is looking like the team that closed out last season strong.
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The Illinois Fighting Illini are coming off of a win over Penn State that ended an eight game losing streak. Illinois is 3-8 in the Big Ten and 5-6 away from home. Rayvonte Rice is averaging 16.5 points and 6.0 rebounds to lead the Huskers. Tracy Abrams is averaging 11.5 points, Joseph Bertrand is averaging 10.6 points, and Jon Ekey is averaging 7.9 points and 5.4 rebounds. Illinois is averaging 67.3 points and they are shooting 41.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Illinois is 2-8 against teams with a RPI better than 100.
Nebraska is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 home games, and 6-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Illinois is 1-3-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the soread, 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games, and 2-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
My free pick in this game will be on the total which my play here is on the under. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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