Illinois Fighting Illini VS Ohio State Buckeyes

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01/16/2021

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Spread: Illinois Fighting Illini -5.5

Over/Under: 147

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The No. 14 Illinois Fighting Illini will take on the No. 21 Ohio State Buckeyes at State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 12:00 P.M., ET.

The Buckeyes will look to build off their recent win against the Northwestern Wildcats. The team led by 9 points during the 1st half of their game with 42 points while allowing 33 to the Wildcats. They continued to outscore Northwestern in the 2nd half at 39-38 to get the win with a final score of 81-71. The squad made 50% of their FGs on 27-54 shots while hitting their 3s for 40% on 10-25 shooting. The team is 7th in the Big 10 Conference with a record of 3-3 and an overall record of 9-3. 

Duane Washington Jr. led the team with 23 points, 3 rebounds, and 6 assists while Justice Sueing added 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 dimes. Justin Ahrens and Kyle Young both dropped 12 points each in the win. The squad is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games and 14-4 SU in their last 18 matches. 

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Predictions 1/16/2021

The Illini will plan to get back on track after getting a close loss against the Maryland Terrapins. The squad had the advantage in the 1st half with 34 points made while allowing only 32 in the same period. Their defense failed in the 2nd half when they allowed 34 points to the Terrapins while only adding 29 of their own to get the loss at 66-63. The squad made 41% of their FGs on 25-61 shooting while sinking 33.3% from deep on 5-15 attempts. The team is 3rd in the Big 10 Conference with a record of 5-2 and an overall record of 9-4. 

Ayo Dosunmu scored 23 points with 8 rebounds while Kofi Cockburn got the double-double with 21 points and 10 boards. The squad is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 4-1 SU in their last 5 outings. 

Ohio State Buckeyes vs  Illinois Fighting Illini. The NCAAB pick is the Illinois Fighting Illini. Both teams are having a solid season with great offensive prowess that will make this an action-packed clash. The Illini have the defensive advantage here with their big men able to control the paint. Illinois will be able to control the Buckeyes to get the win in this match, but Ohio State will make it as close as possible predicted to a score of 77-71. 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 12:00 P.M. ET

Location: State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois

 Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021

TV: BTN

NCAAB ODDS: Illinois Fighting Illini -5.5

NCAAB TOTALS: 147

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