Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini 2-24-22

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini 2/24/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini 2/24/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The No.22 Ohio State Buckeyes will go against the No.15 Illinois Fighting Illini at the State Farm Center in  Champaign, Illinois on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 9:00 PM ET. The Buckeyes are in fourth place in the Big Ten conference with an overall record of 17-7.

 

Ohio State won three of its last five matches this season, following an 80-69 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers. G Malaki Branham poured 27 points with 5 rebounds and 3 assists. F EJ Liddell delivered 16 points with 7 rebounds and 2 assists. G Eugene Brown III scored 10 points and 6 rebounds.

 

The Buckeyes have an average of 74.2 points per game and are allowing opponents to score 66.8 points. Ohio State hauled 35.1 rebounds, 13.8 assists, 4.7 steals, and 4.8 blocks per meeting.

 

EJ Liddell is the top scorer and rebounder with 19.5 points , 7.6 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks. G Jamari Wheeler leads the assists with 3.3 and the steals with 1.5 per match.

 

  • The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 matches against Illinois.
  • The Buckeyes are 10-4 SU in their last 14 matches against Illinois.
  • The total went OVER in 11 of Ohio State’s last 16 matches on the road.

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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Predictions 2/24/2022

 

Over on the Illinois side, the No.15 Illinois Fighting Illini are in second place in the Big Ten conference with a record of 19-7. The Fighting Illini won three of their last five matches this season, following a 79-74 victory over the Michigan State Spartans last Saturday.

 

C Kofi Cockburn poured 27 points with 9 rebounds and 1 assist. G Jacob Grandison delivered 24 points with 5 rebounds and 5 assists while G Trent Frazier scored 12 points with 5 assists and 3 rebounds.

 

The Fighting Illini are scoring an average of 76.0 points per game, holding opponents to 66.7 points. As a team, Illinois delivered a total of 39.7 rebounds, 15.7 assists, 5.2 steals, and 3.1 blocks per meeting.

 

Kofi Cockburn leads the scoreline with 21.7 points and 11.2 rebounds. Trent Frazier makes 4.0 assists and 1.4 steals for the team while F Omar Payne makes 0.9 blocks per contest.

 

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Illinois’ last 6 matches against Ohio State.
  • The Illinois Fighting Illini are 16-2 SU in their last 18 matches at home.
  • The Fighting Illini are 6-2 SU in their last 8 matches this season.

No.22 Ohio State Buckeyes vs No.15 Illinois Fighting Illini. The NCAAB’s pick is the Illinois Fighting Illini. Illinois has the advantage here as the team will be playing at home court. The Fighting Illini are also playing better than Ohio State as of late. Look for the No.15 Illinois Fighting Illini to win at home with a predicted score of 74-63.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 9:00 PM ET

 

Location: State Farm Center

 

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022

 

TV: FS1 

 

NCAAB Odds: Illinois Fighting Illini -6

 

NCAAB Totals: 140

 

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