Illinois vs. Nebraska - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-8) at Illinois Fighting Illini (9-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:30 pm (State Farm Center)
The Line: Illinois Fighting Illini -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Illinois Fighting Illini meet Saturday afternoon at the State Farm Center.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 74.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Andrew White is averaging 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while Shavon Shields is averaging 15.5 points and 2.9 assists. Tai Webster is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and Glynn Watson Jr. is dishing 2.7 assists. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. Nebraska is allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The Illinois Fighting Illini look for a statement win after winning six of their last nine games. The Illinois Fighting Illini are averaging 74.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Kendrick Nunn is averaging 18.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while Malcolm Hill is averaging 18.1 points and 3.4 assists. Michael Finke is dishing 1.3 assists and Maverick Morgan is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Illinois Fighting Illini are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. Illinois is allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Illinois Fighting Illini have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Cornhuskers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. Big Ten and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. The Fighting Illini are 2-5-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Nebraska has not been a good road team over the last year or so, and Illinois has found a little groove lately despite so many injuries. Look for the Fighting Illini to cover the small chalk with little problem.