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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Baylor Bears 12/2/2020 NCAAB Forecast, Odds & Spread

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Baylor Bears 12-2-2020 NCAAB Forecast Odds & Spread

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Baylor Bears 12/2/2020 – Two of the Top 25 teams are set on a collision course for this December 2, Wednesday as the Illinois Fighting Illini takes on one of the best teams right now with the Baylor Bears. This matchup will be in the closed doors of the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. ESPN will be the broadcast partners for this game and they will start the match at exactly 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. SofaScore will behave the game via online live streaming on their page. Both are coming in as undefeated teams and it is seen by College Basketball Spreads is that the Baylor Bears will stay unblemished and giving the Illinois Fighting Illini their first loss.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Baylor Bears 12/2/2020

When: Wednesday, December 2, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: ESPN
Stream: Sofascore

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Baylor Bears 12/2/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Illinois Fighting Illini +5.5 (-110) 144.5 o (-110) +206
Baylor Bears -5.5 (-110) 144.5 u (-110) -234
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Illinois Fighting Illini

The Illinois Fighting Illini is on a roll defeating their first three opponents of the season. They are coming in as the fifth-best team in the top 25. Among the teams that they defeated were the North Carolina Aggies, Chicago St. Cougars and the latest were the Ohio Bobcats. In their most recent match, the Fighting Illini defeated their opponents by just two points, 77-75. Ayo Dosunmu is making his mark and proving that he belongs in the top NBA prospects as he averages 25.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists for the first three games. He is followed by Adam Miller with 18 and Kofi Cockburn doing 15 points per game. 

Players to watch: A. Dosunmu G (GP 3 MIN 30.3 PTS 25.7 REB 7.7 AST 6.7 STL 1 BLK 0 TO 2 FG% 55.8 FT% 76.5 3PT% 42.9), A. Miller G (GP 3 MIN 28 PTS 18 REB 2.3 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 0 TO 2 FG% 59.4 FT% 80 3PT% 47.1), K. Cockburn C (GP 3 MIN 22.3 PTS 15 REB 11.7 AST 0.3 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 3.3 FG% 64 FT% 68.4 3PT% 0).

Baylor Bears

The Baylor Bears seem to not be missing Obi Toppin who was just selected by the New  York Knicks. They prevailed over their opponents for their first two matchups with very wide margins. The first game was a 40-point victory over the Ul Lafayette Ragin Cajuns and the latest were the Washington Huskies by 34. Jared Butler had a better game as he reached 20 points, five assists, and four three-pointers in 26 minutes while Adam Flagler chipped in with 17 points and five rebounds. Macio Teague also had a good game doing 15 points, six boards, and two triples in 29 minutes.

Players to Watch: J. Butler G GP 2 MIN 27 PTS 18.5 REB 3 AST 4.5 STL 2.5 BLK 1 TO 2.5 FG% 60 FT% 0 3PT% 58.3, M. Teague G GP 2 MIN 30.5 PTS 18 REB 6.5 AST 2.5 STL 0 BLK 0 TO 2 FG% 50 FT% 50 3PT% 38.5, A. Flagler G GP 2 MIN 26 PTS 14.5 REB 3 AST 4 STL 0 BLK 0 TO 0.5 FG% 55 FT% 0 3PT% 50.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Baylor Bears Betting Predictions

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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois’ last 5 games.
Illinois is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
Illinois is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois’ last 5 games played in December.

Baylor Bears

Baylor is 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baylor’s last 6 games.
Baylor is 17-3 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baylor’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
Baylor is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games played in December.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Baylor Bears Betting Picks

The Baylor Bears are just going to be one of the toughest teams to beat this season and especially how Dosunmu has been playing recently. It is seen by Best Sportsbook that the Illinois Fighting Illini are the underdogs in this game. 

Moneyline: The ML given to the Fighting Illini is at +206 while the Bears as the favored team is at -234.

Spread: 5.5 points is the given spread for this matchup. Fighting Illini is at +5.5 while the Bears occupy -5.5.

Total: The given total for this matchup is at 144.5 with the Bears going under and the Fighting Illini are going under. 

Score Prediction: 76-70, Bears.