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Indiana vs Illinois Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/18/23

Illinois Fighting Illini (17-8) vs. Indiana Hoosiers (18-8)
February 18, 2023 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -5.5 / Illinois Fighting Illini +5.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Indiana Hoosiers meet in NHL action from the Skjodt Assembly Hall on Saturday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Indiana is listed as a 5.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -265. The total for this game is set at 141.5 points.


Illinois comes into this game with a clean injury report, while Illinois has Logan Duncomb listed as out indefinitely with an illness and Xavier Johnson is still out with a foot injury.

Matchup History

Indiana’s 80-65 win over Illinois back on January 19th, 2023, made it four straight wins for the road team in this head-to-head matchup.


Illinois is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 3-1-2 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Indiana is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.


I’m sticking with Illinois here. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Hoosiers won here, but the problem is that this just feels like a lot of points to give up to a talented Illinois team that’s had a lot of success on the road over the course of the season. Indiana’s a solid team, but the Illini match up well and I think this is one that could come down to who takes the last shot. Give me Illinois and the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Illinois +5.5

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Chris Ruffolo

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