Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The #7 Purdue Boilermakers of the Big Ten Conference will meet with the #25 Illinois Fighting Illini of the Big Ten Conference in NCAAB action in State Farm Center, IL, on Monday, January 17, 2022, at 12:00 PM ET.

 

Purdue captured their second match in a row with a rout of Nebraska at home on Friday night. As they prepared to play on the road, the Boilermakers advanced to 14-2 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten. Purdue jumped out to a 17-2 lead in the first quarter against Nebraska and never turned back.

 

On their way to victory, the Boilermakers dominated by 15 at halftime and by as many as 30 in the second half. Purdue shot 49.2% from the floor, including nine of 29 from the three-point range, and outrebounded their opponents 41-31. In the win, Zach Edey topped the Boilermakers with 22 points and nine rebounds.

 

Purdue is averaging 85.6 points per game this season, which ranks them fifth in the country in scoring offense. This year, the Boilermakers averaged 40.8 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game.

 

Purdue’s defense is adequate, as they allow 66.5 points per game on the season, ranking them 125th in scoring defense. This season, Jaden Ivey tops the squad with 16.3 points and 5 rebounds per game.

 

  • The University of Purdue Boilermakers is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches.
  • Purdue is 14-6 SU in their last 20 matches against Illinois.
  • The Boilermakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 matches in the Big Ten Conference.

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Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Predictions 1/17/2022

 

Illinois won their sixth match in a row after defeating Michigan in their previous match. The Fighting Illini improved to 13-3 overall and 6-0 in Big Ten play heading into this game. Illinois led Michigan by four points at halftime and never allowed the Wolverines to get closer than that.

 

With 7:29 remaining, the Fighting Illini had a one-point lead against the Wolverines. Illinois came back to win the game with a 23-9 surge in the fourth quarter. Illinois hit 46.8% from the field in the game, including six of 20 from the three-point range, while allowing Michigan to shoot only 36.7 percent. In the win, Kofi Cockburn topped the Fighting Illini with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

 

The Fighting Illini score 79.7 ppg on average this season, ranking them 28th in the US in scoring offense. Illinois averages 43.1 rebounds per game (second in the country) and 15.9 assists per game.

 

The Fighting Illini are slightly above average defensively, surrendering 64.1 ppg to rank 69th in the country. This year, Kofi Cockburn tops the club with an average of 21.9 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. 

 

  • The University of Illinois Fighting Illini is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 matches.
  • Illinois is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 matches at home against Purdue.
  • The Fighting Illini is 11-2 ATS in their last 13 matches in the Big Ten Conference.

#7 Purdue Boilermakers vs #25 Illinois Fighting Illini. The NCAAB pick for this game is the #25 Illinois Fighting Illini. This will be a highly intriguing matchup between two rated opponents from a power conference.

 

The battle between Edey and Cockburn will be well worth the price of admission to this match. Both teams are outstanding offensively and are capable of crashing the boards with the best in the country. When it comes down to it, this one could just be a case of home-court advantage.

 

This year, Illinois is 8-1 in the State Farm Center, while Purdue is 1-1 on the road, including a buzzer-beating loss at Rutgers while they were ranked #1 in the country. Illinois should win this game for the sixth time in a row. The #25 Illinois Fighting Illini will win by a predicted score of 77-74.

 

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Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 12:00 PM ET

 

Location: State Farm Center, IL

 

Date: Monday, January 17, 2022

 

TV: FOX

 

NCAAB Odds: Illinois Fighting Illini -2

 

NCAAB Totals: 150

 

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