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Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Baylor Bears NCAA Basketball Betting Preview, Odds and Picks

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Baylor Bears NCAA Basketball picks and odds

Commencing with Wednesday night do college basketball fans get a March Madness betting preview. Illinois and Baylor are two of the hottest future bets on the board. Many gamblers see Baylor as the best team in the nation. In like manner, the rapid improvement of Illinois has riveted the college hoops community. Coach Brad Underwood needed time but the Illini are going the right direction. Baylor’s Scott Drew has emerged as one of the nation’s most respected coaches. Fashion how Drew’s Bears have built the nation’s most suffocating defense. Baylor ranks with Kansas as the Big 12’s best.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Baylor Bears Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV Coverage: ESPN

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Baylor Bears Betting Odds

Illinois +5½ (-110) 145 (-110) +200
Baylor -5½ (-110) 145 (-110) -240
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Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Baylor Bears CashBet Wagering Analysis

On the whole Bitcoin sportsbook handle should be even for this one. Both teams are respected. As mentioned earlier the Illini and Bears are certain NCAA Tournament teams. Neither team is a name brand blue blood. Instead, they are respected by sharps as two strong values. Baylor was one of the most profitable teams on the board in 2019-20. Which brings up the question as to if they can maintain such profitability. More casual gamblers have caught on to the Bears. Account of more gambling attention is the potential value drop. Sharps expect a defensive affair here.

Illinois Fighting Illini Team Overview

Illinois continues to increase in 2021 March Madness betting esteem. To illustrate the Fighting Illini are 3-0 straight up, 2-1 against the spread, and 2-1 over the total. Last time out the Illini beat Ohio 77-75 as 15.5-point home chalks. Over the total of 146.5 paid too. Illinois ranks 14th in the nation for scoring and 35th for points allowed. Also, did Illinois clobber Chicago State 97-38. They routed North Carolina A&T 122-60.

Thus far junior guard Ayo Dosunmu leads Illinois with 25.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game. He has scored no less than 22 points in the first three games. Center Kofi Cockburn is a sophomore from Jamaica. He is averaging 15 points and 11.7 rebounds per game.

Baylor Bears Team Overview

Baylor has won and covered both of their bet on NCAA basketball matchups. Last time out was an 86-52 win over Washington as 11.5-point chalks. And then the Bears beat Louisiana 112-82 in their opener. Baylor had a reputation for defense last year. Yet their offense has been strong in the early going. Baylor ranks 13th in the nation for scoring.

Junior guard Jared Butler leads the Bears with 18.5 points and 4.5 assists per game. While senior guard Macio Teague is averaging 18 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Baylor Bears Against the Spread

In sum, Illinois is 16-16-1 against the spread. In non-conference games, the Illini are 6-6-1 on the board. As a dog, Illinois is 6-5 with the line.

Illinois is 14-17-2 under the total. While in non-conference games the Illini are 7-6 over the number. As dogs, they’re 4-6-1 to the under. Overall Baylor is 18-12 against the spread. As chalk, the Bears are 14-11 vs. the odds. In non-conference action, Baylor is 7-5 on the board.

Baylor is 14-16 under the total in all games. As chalk, the Bears are 11-14 to the under. And then in non-conference games, Baylor is 7-5 over the number.

Previously the Illini covered their last meeting with Baylor. Under the total paid too.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Baylor Bears CashBet Free Pick

On this occasion, we are treated to top 2021 March Madness Betting favorites. Two of the best teams on the hardwood that can be found. Baylor has shown superior board value since last season. Of course, Bears coach Scott Drew will have his defense tightened up for this one.

Fighting Illini at Bears CashBet Best Bet:

Baylor Bears


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