Ohio State Buckeyes VS Illinois Fighting Illini

College Basketball 07:00 PM EST

Saturday

03/05/2020

ESPN

Spread: Ohio State -6.5

Over/Under: 132

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The Illinois Fighting Illini are on the road to Value City Arena in Columbus to battle with the Ohio State Buckeyes on Thursday evening. Illinois is 20-9 (14-13-1 ATS) and a 6-4 mark in their last 10 games. The Fighting Illini won their last 4 games against Indiana (67-66), NWEST (74-66), Nebraska (71-59) and Penn State (62-56). Ohio State is 20-9 (18-11 ATS) with 8-2 standing in their last 10 outings. The Buckeyes are victorious in their last 3 games against Michigan (77-63), Nebraska (75-54) and Maryland (79-72).

Illinois is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 contests and 2-8 SU in their last 10 contest against Ohio State. The Fighting Illini is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 outings on the road and 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road against the Buckeyes. Illinois is 11-4 SU in their last 15 contests this season and the totals went UNDER in 4 of Fighting Illini’s last 6 outings played on a Thursday. Kofi Cockburn has 13.6 ppg while playing 27.6 minutes per game. Cockburn grabbed 9.0 rebounds per contest and distributed 0.6 assists per outing with 53% field goal and 67% free throw shooting. Ayo Dosunmu contributed 16.4 points per game and played for 33.2 minutes per match. He averages 4.2 rpg and 3.1 apg, while his field goal and free throws are 44% and 77%, respectively.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes Predictions 3/5/2020

Ohio State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 outings at home and the totals went UNDER in 8 of Buckeyes’ last 11 games against Illinois. Ohio State is 8-1 SU in their last 9 contests when playing at home against the Fighting Illini and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 outings this season. The Buckeyes are 5-1 SU in their last 6 ball games against an opponent in the Big Ten and the totals went OVER in 13 of Ohio State’s last 20 contests played on a Thursday. Duane Washington Jr. has 11.4 points per outing and played for 24.3 minutes per game. Washington grabbed 2.7 rebounds per contest and dished out 1.5 assists per game with 41% field goal and 82% free throw shooting. Kaleb Wesson added 14.0 ppg and played for 29.3 minutes per outing. Wesson averages 9.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest, while his field goal and free throws are 44% and 72%, respectively.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Ohio State Buckeyes. The NCAAB Pick for this game is Ohio State -6.5. Illinois recorded 72.34 total score with 44.14% FG shooting, 31.15% from the three-point range, 72.76% FT shooting and 40.10 total rebounds. Ohio State registered 72.21 total score, 44.75% from the floor, 37.82% from beyond the arc, 74.39% from the stripe and 37.24 total boards.  Illinois will be aiming for their 5th straight wins in their last 6 assignments. Illinois’ Forward B. Bosmans-Verdonk is out indefinitely with leg injury. Ohio State’s Forwards K. Young and J. Sueing cannot play because of ankle and foot injuries, respectively. Guard M. Jallow is out for the season due to sprained ankle, Forward A. Gaffney cannot play tonight because of illness and Guard D. Carton with Academics problem is also out indefinitely. The prediction, take Ohio State -6.5.

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NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 pm EST

Location: Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH

Date: Thursday, March 05, 2020

TV: ESPN

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State -6.5

Total Over-Under: 132

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