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Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Illinois Fighting Illini face off on Saturday as they finish their Big Ten college basketball regular season. The Hawkeyes are -1-.5 point favorites over the Fighting Illini. The Iowa Hawkeyes have lost four of their last five games as they are stumbling towards the post season. Iowa is 9-8 in the Big Ten and 13-3 at home this season. Roy Devyn Marble is averaging 17.3 points per game to lead the Hawkeyes. Aaron White is averaging 13.3 points and 6.7 rebounds, Mike Gessell is averaging 8.2 points, and Melsahn Basabe is averaging 7.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. Iowa is averaging 83.3 points and they are shooting 47 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Iowa is ranked 24th in the nation but it is unlikely they will hold onto that spot whether they win or lose. The Read More

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Purdue Boilermakers

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Purdue Boilermakers face off on Wednesday in Big Ten college basketball action. The Fighting Illini are -5 point favorites over the Boilermakers. The Illinois Fighting Illini reached the national rankings and then went on to lose their next two games. Illinois is 9-0 at home this season and 2-2 in Big 10 conference play. Rayvonte Rice leads the Illini averaging 18.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Tracy Abrams is averaging 12.6 points, Joseph Bertrand is averaging 11 points 5.8 rebounds, and Jon Ekey is averaging 7.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. Offensively Illinois is averaging 70.4 points and they are shooting 42 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4. Illinois is looking at Michigan State and Ohio State up next. The Purdue Boilermakers are coming off of their first Big Ten win of the season as they Read More

Oregon Ducks vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

The Oregon Ducks and the Illinois Fighting Illini face off on Saturday in college basketball action. The Ducks are -6.5 point favorites over the Fight Illini. The Oregon Ducks are off to an unbeaten start to the season and they are ranked 15th in the nation. Oregon has played the 117th ranked schedule this year and it should get increasingly tougher over the next few weeks when they begin Pac-12 play. Houston transfer Joseph Young is averaging 20.1 points per game to lead the Ducks. UNLV transfer Mike Moser is averaging 15.1 points and 7.4 rebounds, Johnathan Loyd is averaging 11.4 points and 7.4 assists, Jason Calliste is averaging 10.9 points, and Elgin Cook is averaging 10.9 points. Oregon is averaging 91.4 points and they are shooting 52.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Oregon could be contenders Read More

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Illinois Fighting Illini face off on Tuesday in a Big Ten college basketball match up. The Hawkeyes are -3.5 point favorites over the Fighting Illini with an over/under point total set at 136. The Iowa Hawkeyes have lost two of their last three games and while they should have a post season it more than likely won’t be in the NCAA Tournament. Iowa is 7-9 in the Big 10, 14-2 at home, and they have a RPI of 86. As a team Iowa is averaging 70.9 points, 15.1 assists, and they are shooting 42 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.5 points, 11.6 assists, and their opponents are shooting 39.1 percent. Roy Devyn Marble is averaging 14.2 points, Aaron White is averaging 13.7 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Mike Gesell is averaging 9.0 points. Iowa has had their chances but the loss to Nebraska where Read More

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Penn St. Nittany Lions

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Penn State Nittany Lions face off on Thursday in Big 12 college basketball action. The Fighting Illini is -15.5 point favorites over the Nittany Lions with an over/under point total set at 132. The Illinois Fighting Illini looked to be done for the year but they have rallied and have won their last four games in a row and with their record and RPI they appear to be very much in the mix. Illinois is 6-7 in the Big 10, 10-4 at home this season, and they have played the sixth toughest schedule in the nation this year. As a team Illinois is averaging 71.5 points, 10.9 assists, and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.4 points, 11.9 assists, and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Brandon Paul is averaging 16.4 points, D.J. Richardson is averaging 12.7 points, and Tracy Read More

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Indiana Hoosiers

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Indiana Hoosiers face off on Thursday in Big Ten college basketball action. The Hoosiers are -7.5 point favorites over the Illini with an over/under point total set at 148. The Illinois Fighting Illini have lost their last three games in a row and have struggled since starting Big 10 play this season. Illinois has fallen to 10th place in the conference standings, they are 2-7 in the Big Ten, and they are 8-4 at home this season. As a team Illinois is averaging 72.1 points, 10.7 points, and they are shooting 43 percent while defensively they are allowing 67 points, 12 assists, and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Brandon Paul is averaging 17.4 points, D.J. Richardson is averaging 11.8 points, and Tracy Abrams is averaging 11.4 points. Illinois has once again faded badly and don’t look like they will be a factor in Read More

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Northwestern Wildcats face off on Thursday in a Big Ten local rivalry game. The Illini are -11.5 point favorites over the Wildcats with an over/under point total set at 132. The Illinois Fighting Illini have lost three of four game since their Big Ten season has begun but they still find themselves ranked 23rd in the polls. Illinois has played the 10th ranked schedule in the nation yet and it looks like it will only get tougher. As a team Illinois is averaging 73.9 points, 11.1 assists, and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.3 points, 12.5 assists, and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Brandon Paul is averaging 18.1 points and 4.9 rebounds, Tracy Abrams is averaging 12.1 points, and D.J. Richardson is averaging 11.1 points. Illinois is looking to get it turned back around as it doesn’t get Read More

Auburn Tigers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Auburn Tigers face off on Saturday in a Big Ten versus SEC college basketball match up. The Fighting Illini are -10.5 point favorites over the Tigers with an over/under point total set at 129. The Illinois Fighting Illini suffered their first loss of the season last Saturday against Missouri and they will be looking to bounce back in a big way here. This is Illinois last game before starting their Big Ten schedule on Wednesday at Purdue followed by games at home against national ranked Ohio State and Minnesota. As a team Illinois is averaging 76.6 points, 11.8 assists, and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.1 points, 11.9 assists, and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Brandon Paul is averaging 19.2 points and 5.3 rebounds, D.J. Richardson is averaging 11.2 points, and Tracy Abrams is averaging 10.9 points. The Read More

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Michigan Wolverines

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Michigan Wolverines battle it out on Thursday in Big Ten college basketball action.  The Illini are -1 point favorites over the Wolverines with an over/under point total set at 120.5. The Illinois Fighting Illini are one of the more disappointing teams in the nation as Bruce Weber’s team has wins over Ohio State and Michigan State but a whole bunch of bad losses to go along with them. Illinois is 6-10 in the Big 10, 13-3 at home this season, in ninth place in the conference standings, and 2-6 against teams ranked in the top 25. Brandon Paul is averaging 14.8 points and 4.6 rebounds, Meyers Leonard is averaging 13.4 points and 8.1 rebounds, and D.J. Richardson is averaging 12.1 points. As a team Illinois is averaging 66.2 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.8 points and their Read More

Ohio St. Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

The Ohio State Buckeyes look to stay in contention for the Big Ten regular season title as they host the struggling Illinois Fighting Illini on Tuesday.  The Buckeyes are -16.5 point favorites over the Fighting Illini with an over/under point total set at 129. Revenge will be a factor for the Ohio State Buckeyes as Thad Matta’s team looks to redeem themselves from an earlier loss in Champaign but also they are focused in on a season ending match up with Michigan State which could decide a lot when it comes to March madness seeding. OSU is 10-4 in the Big 10, 16-1 at home, and tied for second place in the conference standings with Michigan who they lost to on Saturday. Jared Sullinger is averaging 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds, William Buford is averaging 15 points, and Deshaun Thomas is averaging 14.6 points. As a team Ohio State is Read More