Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan State Spartans 2-19-22

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan State Spartans 2/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan State Spartans 2/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The #12 Illinois Fighting Illini will meet with the #19 Michigan State Spartans in a Big Ten Conference clash in Breslin Center, MI, on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 12:00 PM ET. The 12th-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini fell to 18-7 on the season following a 70-59 loss against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Wednesday.

 

Illinois struggled offensively on the road against a stout Rutgers defense and was unable to rally after the Scarlet Knights grabbed a 47-28 lead with 13:14 left in regulation. Rutgers shot 47.5 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc, whilst Illinois shot 37.9% from the field and 26.1 percent from beyond the arc.

 

Kofi Cockburn recorded a double-double for the Fighting Illini, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Illinois is generating 75.9 points per game on 45.6 percent shooting from the field this season. The Fighting Illini are hitting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc, posting 9.2 three-pointers a game.

 

Illinois’ opponents are averaging 66.4 points per game on 40.4 percent shooting from the field on defense. The Fighting Illini has a 7.4 rebounding margin and a -2.0 turnover margin.

 

  • The University of Illinois Fighting Illini is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 matches.
  • Illinois is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 matches against Michigan State.
  • The total went UNDER in 10 of Illinois’ last 12 matches on the road against Michigan State.

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan State Spartans Predictions 2/19/2022

 

The 19th-ranked Michigan State Spartans were upset 62-58 by the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday, dropping their season record to 18-7. Early in the second half, Michigan State led 41-29, but the Spartans offense labored down the stretch and couldn’t rally after an 8-0 Nittany Lions’ run gave Penn State a 58-54 edge with 35 seconds remaining in regulation.

 

Penn State shot 39.3% from the field and 40.0 percent from beyond the arc, while Michigan State shot 41.8 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from beyond the arc.

 

Julius Marble II led the Spartans in scoring with 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Michigan State is generating 72.7 points per game on 45.9% shooting from the field this season. The Spartans are hitting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc, posting 7.2 three-pointers per game.

 

Michigan State’s opponents are averaging 66.1 points per game on 40.3 percent shooting from the field on defense. The Spartans have a 6.0 rebounding margin and a -3.2 turnover margin.

 

  • The University of Michigan State Spartans is 13-5 SU in their last 18 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Michigan State’s last 12 matches against Illinois.
  • Michigan State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches in the Big Ten Conference.

#12 Illinois Fighting Illini vs #19 Michigan State Spartans. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Illinois Fighting Illini. Illinois has a 5-4 road record, but they have the best player on the court in Kofi Cockburn and are consistent on both ends of the court, ranking 68th in scoring offense, 97th in field goal percentage, and 41st in defensive field goal percentage.

 

Michigan State is strong at home, but the Spartans lost four of their previous seven games, and Illinois will have similar defensive effectiveness as they had in their 56-55 win earlier this season, therefore Illinois will win to a predicted score of 71-69.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 12:00 PM ET

 

Location: Breslin Center, M

 

Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022

 

TV: ESPN

 

NCAAB Odds: Illinois Fighting Illini -1.5

 

NCAAB Totals: 141

 

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