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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

It’s time for the Big 10 Conference play to get underway as Ohio State Buckeyes take on Illinois Fighting Illini from State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. Ohio State Buckeyes secured the fifth spot in the Big 10 play and they are competing alongside the Fighting Illini and Wisconsin Badgers. Illinois, on the other hand, is one step ahead of the Buckeyes as they hold the fourth spot in the Big 10 play. This is an important game with all the latest college basketball betting trends in place as both teams battle to increase their record.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Information

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Location: State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
TV Coverage: FOX

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Odds

Ohio State +6 (-110) 147 o (-110) +200
Illinois -6 (-110) 147 u (-110) -240
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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini CashBet Wagering Analysis

Ohio State Buckeyes are doing their best to stay ahead of Purdue Boilermakers in the sixth position. The Buckeyes will be up against a strong Illinois squad and they need to focus on their scoring unit as much as their defense.

Ohio’s Two-Game Winning Streak

Ohio State Buckeyes are riding a two-game winning streak after their last defeat against Minnesota. The Buckeyes defeated Rutgers with a final score of 79-68. In their last game, they took out the Northwestern Wildcats with a final score of 81-71. The Buckeyes won four of their seven conference games and are 10-3 with their overall play. Against the Wildcats, Duane Washington Jr took the lead with 23 points and six assists. The second leading scorer was Justice Sueing with 13 points and seven boards.

Illinois Top Three Battle

The Fighting Illini are trying their best to get past Wisconsin Badgers in the third spot. Illinois will do anything to reach the top three spots in the Big 10 play. However, they have a tough competition against Iowa and Michigan. In their last game, they came off an unexpected defeat against Maryland Terrapins as they scored 63 and gave up 66. Ayo Dosunmu tossed in 23 points for the Buckeyes as he went 9 for 23. The second leading scorer was Kofi Cockburn with 21 points and 10 boards in total.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Against the Spread

The top online sportsbook 2021 has predicted a winner for this game. Illinois has a decent balance with their performance and they are all set to make it past several opponents. The Fighting Illini is holding the 12th rank in the nation and they will ensure to do their best against the Buckeyes.

Illinois has an ATS of 3-0-1 in their last four games against a team with a winning record. The Fighting Illini witnessed the OVER cash in 8-3-1 in the last 12 overall games.

Ohio State Buckeyes are strong, but not strong enough to get past a powerful offense of Illinois. The Buckeyes have several ways to make up for their loss and they will do better against other teams.

Based on the recent betting trends, the Buckeyes have an ATS of 1-6 in the last eight games on the road. The OVER has cashed in 5-2 in the last seven overall games for Ohio.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini CashBet Free Pick

Both teams are ranked in the top 20 in the country when it comes to offense. However, the Fighting Illini has the upper hand in this game. Back Illinois to win and cover the spread.

Ohio State vs. Illinois CashBet Best Bet:

Illinois Fighting Illini.


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