Illinois Fighting Illini (14-5) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (13-6)
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 1/30/24 – As part of an exciting NCAAB match-up picks, Illinois Fighting Illini and Ohio State Buckeyes will square off at Value City Arena at 7 PM ET on Tuesday January 20, 2024 for what promises to be an exhilarating matchup on the basketball court. Live coverage can be found via Peacock. Both sides hope for victory on this contestant battleground that promises great action on court!
Illinois Fighting Illini have recently displayed impressive form, winning three out of their last five matches to demonstrate their ability to compete at an elite level. Furthermore, their road games have proven very competitive as evidenced by a 5-1 mark against the spread for away games played recently; four of their latest five matches also saw total points exceed over during gameplay!
Ohio State Buckeyes have experienced difficulties recently, posting an inconsistent 1-4 record across their last five games and struggling both against the spread and in terms of wins during that span. Furthermore, their road games have proven particularly challenging; only one out of their last five contests saw totals go over in which totals reached.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 1/30/24 Game Info
|Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
|Value City Arena
Terrence Shannon Jr. (Guard) vs. Bruce Thornton (Guard)
Terrence Shannon Jr. is well known for his scoring prowess and versatile court play. Averaging 20.5 points per game, his scoring capabilities could easily take control of an entire game alone; however, Ohio State will look for any opportunities to capitalize on any errors committed during playbacks by cutting turnovers down drastically.
On the Buckeye side of things, Bruce Thornton is an intelligent playmaker capable of scoring and creating scoring opportunities for himself and teammates alike. Maintaining efficiency while making smart decisions with the ball will give Ohio State their best shot at coming out victorious in this matchup.
When Terrence Shannon Jr. of Illinois and Bruce Thornton from Ohio State meet on the court, their duel promises to be thrilling and unpredictable. Shannon Jr. brings both scoring prowess and defensive skills while Thornton can dispense the ball effectively, creating an interesting clash where their impactful performances could make or break each other’s performances.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
As yet, betting odds for this matchup have yet to be set; once released however, it will be important to carefully scrutinize them so as to make informed betting decisions. Examining them closely may give valuable insights into perceived strengths and weaknesses for both teams that will aid bettors when placing bets.
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
Fighting Illini have had mixed results over their past five games, going 3-2 overall and splitting their four in terms of covering the spread (2-2). Illinois was particularly impressive on their road travels where they posted an outstanding 5-1 mark against the spread when away games are considered; also four of their last five clashes went beyond total game play total.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
Ohio State has struggled recently, recording just four wins out of their past five contests and posting just a 1-4 record against the spread in that same span. On the road they posted just three such matches while only once have they seen their total exceed in five contests played so far this season.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 1/30/24 Betting Picks
Terrence Shannon Jr. and Bruce Thornton will play key roles in deciding this matchup. If Terrence can continue scoring efficiently while limiting turnovers for Illinois, while Thornton can execute their offense efficiently while making sound decisions to win Ohio State the game.
Illinois has enjoyed better road results of late, which may give them an edge against Missouri in this matchup; however, their ultimate fate may depend on factors like injuries, game day strategies and momentum.
Bettors seeking an accurate decision are well advised to wait for official odds and point spreads before making their move, although premium experts’ picks could provide alternative opportunities in terms of prop bets, over/under options or any other special bets.
Free Pick and Prediction: Illinois Fighting Illini 82 – Ohio State Buckeyes 76