Illinois at Nebraska - 1/11/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Illinois at Nebraska - 1/11/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-10) vs Illinois Fighting Illini (11-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 8:30 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)

Betting Odds: Nebraska Cornhuskers +13.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Illinois Fighting Illini will travel to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Big Ten game on Tuesday night.

The Illinois Fighting Illini are 11-3 (4-0) this season and have won four games in a row. Illinois is coming off of a win against Maryland by a score of 76-64 in their last game. Illinois trailed by 4 points at halftime but was able to outscore their opponent by a score of 46-30 in the second half. Kofi Cockburn led the Fighting Illini with 23 points and 18 rebounds in the win. Illinois is averaging 80.4 points per game and is giving up 64.6 points per game against, while also averaging 43.9 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game. Kofi Cockburn is averaging 22.5 points per game and 12.5 rebounds per game, while Alfonso Plummer is averaging 16.4 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for the Fighting Illini. Illinois is shooting 47% on field goals, 72.3% on free throws, and 38.8% on three pointers.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-10 (0-5) this season and have lost three games in a row. Nebraska lost Rutgers in their last game by a score of 93-65. Nebraska allowed their opponent to shoot 58.3% from the field in the loss. Bryce McGowens led the Cornhuskers with 17 points and 2 rebounds in the game. Nebraska is averaging 74.1 points per game and is giving up 78.3 points per game against, while also averaging 34.6 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Bryce McGowens is averaging 15.7 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game, while Alonzo Verge Jr. is averaging 14.3 points per game and 5.6 assists per game for the Cornhuskers. Nebraska is shooting 43.1% on field goals, 71.6% on free throws, and 28.3% on three pointers.

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Illinois is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games. The over is 8-1-1 in Illinois’ last 10 games. Nebraska is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. The over is 5-1 in Nebraska’s last 6 home games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.

Nebraska has not done much right this season and is still looking for their first conference win. Illinois is undefeated in conference play and is looking good on both sides of the court. Illinois is the better overall team and I like them to win big.

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David’s Pick Illinois -13.5

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