Illinois vs. Indiana - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (22-6) at Illinois Fighting Illini (12-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (State Farm Center)
The Line: Illinois Fighting Illini +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers and Illinois Fighting Illini meet Thursday at the State Farm Center.
The Indiana Hoosiers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 83.2 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Yogi Ferrell is averaging 16.6 points and 5.5 assists while Troy Williams is averaging 12.8 points and six rebounds. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Max Bielfeldt is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Hoosiers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Hoosiers have lost three of their last four road games.
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The Illinois Fighting Illini need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Illinois Fighting Illini are averaging 73.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Malcolm Hill is averaging 18.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while Kendrick Nunn is averaging 16.4 points and 1.7 assists. Michael Finke is grabbing four rebounds and Khalid Lewis is dishing 3.2 assists. The Illinois Fighting Illini are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Fighting Illini are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.3 rebounds per game. The Illinois Fighting Illini have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Hoosiers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Fighting Illini are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hoosiers are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Indiana beat the hell out of Illinois about a month ago, and it's hard seeing this game be any different. The Fighting Illini just don't have the horses to hang with one of the best offensive teams in the country. Hoosiers win by double digits.