Illinois vs. Michigan State - 2/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Michigan State Spartans (16-8) at Illinois Fighting Illini (16-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm (State Farm Center)
The Line: Illinois Fighting Illini +1.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5
The Michigan State Spartans and Illinois Fighting Illini meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the State Farm Center.
The Michigan State Spartans look to snap a three-game losing streak. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 75.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Cassius Winston is averaging 18.6 points and 5.9 assists while Xavier Tillman is averaging 13.4 points and 10.2 rebounds. Aaron Henry is dishing 2.7 assists and Gabe Brown is grabbing four rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have lost four of their last five road games.
The Illinois Fighting Illini look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Illinois Fighting Illini are averaging 73.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 41 percent shooting. Ayo Dosunmu is averaging 15.8 points and 4.1 rebounds while Kofi Cockburn is averaging 13.8 points and nine rebounds. Andres Feliz is the third double-digit scorer and Trent Frazier is grabbing two rebounds. The Illinois Fighting Illini are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Illinois Fighting Illini are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Illinois Fighting Illini have won five of their last six home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Michigan State Spartans are a rough 1-6 ATS on the road this season, but they beat Illinois last month by 20 points and are too talented of a team to let this losing streak continue much longer. The Illinois Fighting Illini win at home by an average of 16.7 points, but I'm not sure I trust them in big spots like this, and it's hard to ignore what happened a little over a month ago. I'll lay the small chalk with Sparty on the road.