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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Illinois Fighting Illini - 2/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Illinois Fighting Illini (10-12) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-16)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)

The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +6.5 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will host the Illinois Fighting Illini this Wednesday.

 Rutgers comes into this game with a 6-16 record and are currently 13th in the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights have lost 9 games in a row with their most recent game being a 96-62 loss to Michigan State. Through 22 games this season the leading scorer for the Scarlet Knights has been Corey Sanders who is averaging 14.2 points per game and 3.8 assists. Mike Williams is second on the team with 12.2 points per game and 4.0 rebounds.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Illinois Fighting Illini - 2/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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 The Illinois Fighting Illini come into this game with a 10-12 record and are currently 12th in the Big Ten. The Fighting Illini have lost their past 2 games against Ohio State and Wisconsin. Through 22 games this season the leading scorer for Illinois has been Malcolm Hill who is averaging 18.5 points per game and 5.8 rebounds. Kendrick Nunn who is averaging 17.8 points per game and 5.2 rebounds.

 The Fighting Illini are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games overall. Illinois is 0-2-2 against the spread in their last 4 Wednesday games. Rutgers is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points. The Scarlet Knights are 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 games overall. 

Rutgers has been one of the worst teams in the Big Ten this season. They have lost 9 games in a row. Illinois has been decent staying around .500 all season. I like Illinois to win this game and cover the spread on the road. 

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Illinois -6.5

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