Purdue Boilermakers (14-2) vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (13-3)
January 17, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Illinois Fighting Illini -2 / Purdue Boilermakers +2; Over/Under: -152.5
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The Purdue Boilermakers and Illinois Fighting Illini meet Monday in college basketball action at the State Farm Center. The Purdue Boilermakers look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Illinois Fighting Illini look to build on their six-game winning streak.
The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 85.6 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Jaden Ivey is averaging 16.3 points and 5 rebounds, while Zach Edey is averaging 15.4 points and 7.5 rebounds. Trevion Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Sasha Stefanovic is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game.
The Illinois Fighting Illini are averaging 79.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Kofi Cockburn is averaging 21.9 points and 12.3 rebounds, while Alfonso Plummer is averaging 15.9 points and 2.4 rebounds. Trent Frazier is the third double-digit scorer and Jacob Grandison is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Illinois Fighting Illini are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Illinois Fighting Illini are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game.
The Boilermakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fighting Illini are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Boilermakers last 4 overall. The over is 9-2-1 in Fighting Illini last 12 overall. The home team is 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Purdue Boilermakers are a tough team to turn down in the underdog role, but I think this line indicates just how good Illinois is. The Illinois Fighting Illini need a good win to strengthen their resume, and their defensive effort is likely going to make the difference at home. Great game, but I have to lay the bucket with Illinois.