Illinois at Michigan - 2/27/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Illinois at Michigan - 2/27/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Dale Young-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverines (15-11) vs Illinois Fighting Illini (19-8)

Game Info: Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Crisler Center)

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The Illinois Fighting Illini will travel to play the Michigan Wolverines in a Big Ten game on Sunday afternoon.

The Illinois Fighting Illini 19-8 (12-5) this season and have lost two of their last three games. Illinois is coming off of a loss against Ohio State by a score of 86-83. Illinois allowed OSU to shoot 51.9% from the field and made 12 three pointers of their own in the loss. Alfonso Plummer led the Fighting Illini with 26 points and 3 rebounds in the game. Illinois is averaging 76.3 points per game and is giving up 67.4 points per game against, while also averaging 39.3 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game. Kofi Cockburn is averaging 21.2 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per game, while Alfonso Plummer is averaging 15.1 points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game for the Fighting Illini. Illinois is shooting 45.6% from the field, 70.7% on free throws, and 36.4% on three pointers.

The Michigan Wolverines are 15-11 (9-7) this season and have won two of their last three games. Michigan defeated Rutgers by a score of 71-62 in their last game. Michigan shot 46.6% from the field and went 10/10 from the free throw line in the game. Caleb Houstan led the Wolverines with 21 points and 3 rebounds in the win. Michigan is averaging 72.2 points per game and is giving up 68.4 points per game against, while also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Hunter Dickinson is averaging 18 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Eli Brooks is averaging 12.4 points per game and 3 assists per game for the Wolverines. Michigan is shooting 46.7% on field goals, 72.9% on free throws, and 33.3% on three pointers.

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Illinois is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 15-7-1 in Illinois’ last 23 games. Michigan is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a win. The over is 13-6 in Michigan’s last 19 games. The home team is 28-13-1 ATS in these two teams last 42 head to head meetings.

Michigan has been playing better in their last few games, but still does not shoot the ball very well and struggles against the better teams in the Big Ten. Illinois has lost three of their last five games and will be looking to bounce back here. Illinois is the better team in this matchup and I like them to win on the road.

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