Ohio State vs Illinois Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/15/24

Illinois (23-8) vs Ohio State (18-12)

Game Info: Friday, March 15, 2024 at 6:30 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Illinois -4.5 -- Over/Under: 154.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate an Ohio State vs Illinois betting prediction for this college basketball showdown on Friday, March 15th at the Target Center. We will take a look at: 

- The Ohio State Buckeyes recent form and recent player performance

- The Illinois Fighting Illini recent form and recent player performance

- A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Ohio State and Illinois

Can Ohio State Continue Magic Run?

Ever since Ohio State made a change at coach, this team has figured it out and now it looks like they could make the NCAA tournament. A win this game would all but guarantee they would be dancing. On Thursday Ohio State scored 90 points and they ended up winning by 12 points points. Jamison Battle had a huge game putting up 23 points, nine rebounds, and two assists. Ohio State is averaging 74.9 points while their defense is giving up 69.3 points per game. Bruce Thurton is averaging 16.1 points while shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 31.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

More College Basketball Picks: Saint Peter's vs Quinnipiac Prediction!

Can Illinois WIn The Big Ten?

Illinois has a ton of confidence heading into this game, but they can’t be looking ahead of this game. In the last game against Iowa, the defense gave up only 61 points and they ended up winning by 12 points. Terrence Shannon Jr had a strong game putting up 25 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Illinois is averaging 83.9 points while thier defense is giving up 72.9 points per game. Shannon Jr is having a strong season averaging 21.6 points while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. 

Ohio State vs Illinois Betting Prediction

This run for Ohio State feels special and it really does feel like it will end with them winning the Big Ten Championship. Ohio State’s offense has been good, and Battle has been playing really right now. Illinois defense isn’t exactly elite and they are giving up 72.9 points per game. Ohio State’s offense is going to have no issue running up the score and they are going to cover the spread. Back Ohio State against the spread

Shane’s Pick Ohio State +4.5

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

MLB Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Monday 7/22/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.