Michigan State at Illinois: 1/25/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Michigan State at Illinois: 1/25/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Nick King|Lansing State Journal

Illinois Fighting Illini (13-5) vs Michigan State Spartans (15-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm (State Farm Center)

Betting Odds: Illinois Fighting Illini -5.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Illinois Fighting Illini will play host to the Michigan State Spartans in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Tuesday night .

The Michigan State Spartans are coming off of a 12 point win over Wisconsin in their last time out. Malik Hall scored 14 points to lead the Spartans. Max Christie, Tyson Walker and A.J. Hoggard scored 12 points apiece for the Spartans.

The Michigan State Spartans are led in scoring by Gabe Brown who averages 13.6 points and 4.8 rebounds for this team. Max Christie averages 10.5 points and 3.8 rebounds a night. Malik Hall is the third leading scorer for the Spartans as he averages 9.9 points a game for this team.

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The Spartans are averaging 75.3 points per game on 46.9% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 66.1 points per game. They are shooting 73.9% from the free throw line. 

The Illinois Fighting Illini are coming off of a 16 point win against Maryland in their last time out. Alfonso Plummer scored 18 points for Illinois as they fell without Cockburn. Jacob Gradison had 14 points and Trent Fraizer had 13 in the loss.

The Illinois Fighting Illini are led in scoring by Kofi Cockburn who averages 21.1 points and 11.8 rebounds for this team. Alfonso Plummer averages 16.4 points and 2.6 rebounds a game for this team. Trent Frazier is the third leading scorer for the Fighting Illini as he averages 13.4 points a game for this team.

The Fighting Illini are averaging 79.3 points per game on 46.2% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 66.9 points per game. They are shooting 73.2% from the free throw line.

The Fighting Illini are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600. The Spartans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The Spartans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. I like for the Spartans to keep this game close and even possibly win outright as the fighting Illini are without their best player in Cockburn whose impact is too large.

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Clayton’s Pick Michigan State +5.5

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