Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 1/11/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 1/11/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Illinois Fighting Illini will meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Big Ten action at Pinnacle Arena, Lincoln, NE, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 8:30 PM (EDT). The Fighting Illini are heading to this game looking to build on a 76-64 victory over the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday, covering as an 11-point home favorite and improving to 11-3 overall.

 

The Terrapins were able to take the lead by 6 early in the second half after an 18-3 run, but Illinois managed to take control with an 18-3 run of its own, eventually outscoring Maryland 42-30 after the break.

 

Kofi Cockburn is averaging a double-double per game with 22.5 points per game and 12.5 rebounds per game to lead the Fighting Illini in scoring and rebounding while Alfonso Plummer posts 16.4 points per game and Jacob Grandison has 12.1 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game.

 

Illinois is averaging 80.4 points per game on 47% shooting from the field, 38.8% from three, and 72.3% from the foul line while allowing 64.6 points per game on 39.1% shooting from the floor, and 31.9% from three this season.

 

  • The Illinois Fighting Illini are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games down the road.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Illinois’ last 7 games down the road against Nebraska.
  • The Illinois Fighting Illini are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games this season.

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Predictions 1/11/2022

 

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 93-65 defeat to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in their last game. The Cornhuskers started with an 11-6 lead, which the Scarlet Knights responded to with a 15-2 run, dominating the rest of the game and the advantage stretching to 30 points during the second half. 

 

Bryce McGowens scores 15.7 points per game along with 5.5 rebounds per game to lead the Cornhuskers in scoring while Alonzo Verge Jr. posts 14.3 points per game with 5.1 rebounds per game along with a team-high 5.6 assists as the only other double-digit scorer for Nebraska on the season.

 

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Nebraska’s last 6 games at home.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Nebraska’s last 7 games at home against the Illinois Fighting Illini.
  • The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games this season.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers. The NCAAB pick for this contest is the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Fighting Illini are well-rounded and versatile and have been knocking down Big Ten opponents as of late while the Cornhuskers are getting blown out too often.

 

Moreover, Nebraska is the 312th in rebounding rate on both sides of the ball. Prediction: The Illinois Fighting Illini will win this match and cover the spread at 83-69.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 8:30 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE

 

Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 

TV: BTN

 

NCAAB ODDS:  Illinois Fighting Illini -13.5

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 150.5

 

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