Michigan Wolverines VS Illinois Fighting Illini

College Basketball 12:00 PM EST

Thursday

01/25/2020

FS1

Spread: Illinois Fighting Illini -4.5

Over/Under: 144.5

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines 1/25/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines 1/25/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines 1/25/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Illinois Fighting Illini will meet the Wolverines in a Big Ten Conference face off at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Saturday afternoon. The no.21 Fighting Illini earned its 5th victory in a row after routing the Purdue Boilermakers to a score of 79-62 at the Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. The game was marred by an unsportsmanlike behavior when Illini Alan Griffin stepped on Purdue G Sasha Stefanovic’s chest that drew the ire of the Big Ten Conference penalizing Griffin with a 2-game suspension. Illinois Center Kofi Cockburn delivered 22 points and 15 boards followed by G Trent Frazier with 21 to move on and beat Purdue.

The Fighting Illini is presently 14-5 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten with 76.0 ppg at 46.6% from the field while limiting other ball clubs at 64.6 ppg. The Illini punches their way with 40.8 rebounds, 14.4 assists, 3.2 blocks, and 4.8 steals per game. G Ayo Dosunmo is the team’s top scorer with 15.6 ppg at 47.6% FG shooting and 81.5% from the free throw line. The Fighting Illini is 5-15 SU in its last 20 matches down the road and 3-14 SU in its last 17 games against the Wolverines.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines Predictions 1/25/2020

The Michigan Wolverines is coursing in the opposite direction slumping with 3 losses in a row after the Penn State Nittany Lions subdued them to a score of 63-72 at the Mackey Arena, Wednesday night. Guard Zavier Simpson delivered 18 points while G Eli brooks had 12 points in the lost game to the Nittany Lions. F Isaiah Livers did not play on his 6th straight game with a groin injury.

Michigan is 11-7 overall and 2-5 in the Big Ten Conference with 77.4 ppg at 47.2% from the field while capping opponents at 69.9 ppg. The Wolverines claw back with 35.7 rebounds, 15.9 assists, 4.6 blocks, and 5.7 steals per match. Center Jon Teske is the team’s front scorer with 14 ppg at 54.7% FG shooting and 70% from the free throw line. Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 home games with the Fighting Illini and 4 out of its last 5 games went over the totals on the season.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the Illinois Fighting Illini -4.5. Illini F Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk (leg) is out of this game. The Michigan Wolverines is 7-3 over the Illinois Fighting Illini in their last 10 encounters. Illinois has a defense rating of 64.63 while the Wolverines is 69.94. But with the way the Fighting Illini is trending with 5 wins in a row and the Wolverines got a 3-game losing slide, Illinois is apt to win this match to a predicted score of 73-71.

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NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 12:00 PM- EST

Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Date: January 25, 2020

TV: FS1

NCAAB Odds: Illinois Fighting Illini -4.5

Total Odds: 144.5

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