Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini 3-6-22

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini 3/6/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini 3/6/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The number 20 ranked Illinois Fighting Illini will host a Big Ten action against the number 24 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday, March 6 at 7:30 pm ET at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. 

 

The Illinois Fighting Illini improved to 14-5, trailing Wisconsin for the lead in the Big Ten by 1 point, and are 21-8 overall.  The Iowa Hawkeyes improved to 12-7, 4th place in the Big Ten, and are 22-8 overall.  

 

Last Thursday, the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Michigan Wolverines at 82-71.  Iowa built a 17-point lead at the half with the help of Keegan Murray’s 15 points. 

 

Murray led in scoring and finished with 23 points.  Jordan Bohannon was 5 of 7 from beyond the arc and scored 19 points.  Kris Murray added 19 points while Tony Perkins chipped in 13 points. 

 

The Hawkeyes shot 52.6%, 2% more than Michigan.  They made 11 of 19 in 3-pts and 11 of 12 in free throws.  They were edged in rebounding, 29-31, and forced Michigan to turn over the ball 13 times.   

 

As a team, Iowa is averaging 83.6 ppg which is the top 6 in the league.  The team makes 37.6 rebounds per game which is 91st and 15.8 assists per game is 37th in the NCAAB. 

 

Keegan Murray leads the Hawkeyes with an average of 23.3 ppg, 8.5 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game. Murray also leads in shooting at 56.6%.  Joe Toussaint leads with 3.5 assists and 1.4 steals per game.  

 

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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Predictions 3/6/2022

 

The Illinois Fighting Illini defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions in a close match at 55-60 last Thursday.  Illinois had a slow start and was 1-point behind at the half but rallied with 31 points in the second half to secure the win. 

 

Da’Monte Williams led in scoring with 14 points.  Kofi Cockburn had 11 points and 6 rebounds.  Trent Frazier added 10 points and handed 4 assists.  The Fighting Illini were 36% in shooting, 5% behind Penn State. 

 

Illinois made 9 of 28 three-points and was 15 of 17 in free throws.  They were outrebounded by Penn State, 34-29 but forced the Nittany Lions to turnover the ball 12 times.  

 

This season, Illinois posted an average of 76.3 ppg which is 59th, 38.6 rebounds per game is tied for 56th, and 15.4 assists per game is 50th in NCAA Men’s Basketball. 

 

Kofi Cockburn leads the Fighting Illini with an average of 21 ppg, 10.5 rpg and in shooting at 60.1%.  Trent Frazer leads with 4 assists and 1.4 steals per game.  Omar Payne leads with 0.8 blocks per game.

 

#24 Iowa Hawkeyes vs #20 Illinois Fighting Illini.  The NCAAB pick is the Iowa Hawkeyes.  Both teams have been playing well lately.  This season, the Hawkeyes covered the number in 18 games while Illinois covered 13 games. 

 

Iowa is averaging 7 more points per game versus Illinois but the Fighting Illini are only allowing opponents to score 67 ppg versus 70 from the Hawkeyes.  This will be a close and exciting match.  Taking the win on the road is the Iowa Hawkeyes with a final score prediction and will cover ATS 79-73.

 

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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini 3/6/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:30 P.M. ET

 

Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln

 

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022

 

TV: FS1

 

NCAAB ODDS: Illinois Fighting Illini -3.5

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 153.5

 

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