Penn State Nittany Lions VS Illinois Fighting Illini

College Basketball 06:30 PM ET

Thursday

12/23/2020

BTN

Spread: Illinois Fighting Illini -4.5

Over/Under: 151.5

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The Illinois Fighting Illini will play against the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 6:30 PM ET. No.18 Illinois is in 5th place of the Big Ten Conference with a 5-3 overall standing and a .625 team-percentage. The Fighting Illini bowed down to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in their recent showdown last Sunday to a score of 88-91. Illinois’ guard Ron Harper Jr. led in scoring with 28 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, and dished out 1 assist in the loss. Guard Jacob Young added 24 points with four assists for the Fighting Illini.

The Illinois Fighting Illini connected 34 of their 63 attempted shots from the field (54.0%), 60.0% shooting from downtown, and 73.3% from the charity line. Illinois recorded 34 total rebounds with 10 coming from the offensive side of the court and distributed a total of 20 assists in the losing effort. The Fighting Illini’s defense was not so effective with only four steals and lost the battle in turnovers with 13 to 9. Illinois committed a total of 26 team fouls in defeat.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions Predictions 12/23/2020

The Penn State Nittany Lions settled in 14th place of the Big Ten Conference with a 3-2 standing and a .600 team-percentage. Penn State surrendered to the 19th ranked Michigan Wolverines during their December 13th stint to a score of 58-62. The Lions’ Guard Izaiah Brockington scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in leading his team in the loss. Guard Myreon Jones and Sam Sessoms contributed 10 points each in the losing effort for Penn State.

The Penn State Nittany Lions recorded a 30.8% shooting from the field, 36.8% from beyond the arc, and 73.3% shooting from the free-throw line. Penn State pulled down 35 total rebounds with 13 coming from the offensive side of the board and distributed 10 assists versus Michigan. The Nittany Lions’ defense ended up with 2 blocks and 7 steals. Penn State won the battle in turnovers over the Wolverines with 8 to 16. The Penn State Nittany Lions committed 17 team fouls in the process.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions. The NCAAB Pick for this outing is Illinois Fighting Illini -4.5. The Illinois Fighting Illini ranked 19th in offense and 192nd on defense while Penn State Nittany Lions ranked 117th in offense and 190th on defense. Illinois is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games and the totals went OVER in 5 of the Fighting Illini’s last 5 outings on the road. Penn State is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 contests and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 matches at home. The Predicted Score, the Illinois Fighting Illini will win at 68-62.

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NCAAB Starting Time: 6:30 PM ET

Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA

Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

TV: BTN

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Illinois Fighting Illini -4.5

NCAAB Totals: 151.5

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