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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Duke Blue Devils 12/8/2020 NCAAB Picks, Previews & Game Analysis

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Duke Blue Devils 12-8-2020 NCAAB Picks Previews & Game Analysis

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Duke Blue Devils 12/8/2020 – Illinois Fighting Illini will take the road to play their fifth game against Duke Blue Devils from Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina. The college basketball betting picks today are out for every game. Illinois Fighting Illini won three of their four games on the season and they look forward to rebounding from their loss. Duke Blue Devils will play their fourth game of the season after winning two and dropping one. This is all set to be an interesting non-conference game as both teams look forward to building on their overall record.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Duke Blue Devils 12/8/2020

When: Tuesday, December 8, 9:30 PM ET
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
TV: ESPN
Stream: Sofascore

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Duke Blue Devils 12/8/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Illinois Fighting Illini +5 (-110) 146 o (-110) +150
Duke Blue Devils -5 (-110) 146 u (-110) -170
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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini broke their three-game winning streak after their last defeat against Baylor Bears. The Fighting Illini was restricted to just 69 when they gave up 82 in return. Illinois is scoring well as they hold an average of close to 92 points per game. From the shooting end, they are doing a decent job with 53.3 percent. Illinois defensive skills have also proved to be impressive after restricting opponents to just 63 plus points per game. The biggest advantage for the Fighting Illini is their average of 49.3 boards per game.

Players to watch: A. Dosunmu G (GP 4 MIN 32.3 PTS 23.8 REB 7.3 AST 6.3 STL 1 BLK 0 TO 2.3 FG% 50 FT% 77.3 3PT% 47.1), A. Miller G (GP 4 MIN 28.8 PTS 14.5 REB 2.3 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 0 TO 1.8 FG% 48.8 FT% 80 3PT% 34.8), K. Cockburn C (GP 4 MIN 21.3 PTS 13 REB 9.8 AST 0.3 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 2.5 FG% 65.5 FT% 63.6 3PT% 0).

Duke Blue Devils

Duke Blue Devils certainly have a better basketball team than their football team. The Blue Devils managed to defeat Bellarmine Knights in their last game with a final score of 76-54. Duke lost their last game against Michigan State Spartans when they scored 69 and gave up 75. From the scoring end, the Blue Devils are touching an average of close to 76 points per game. From the defense, Duke is allowing opponents to score close to 67 points per game.  

Players to watch: M. Hurt F (GP 3 MIN 32.3 PTS 19 REB 8.7 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 0.3 TO 1 FG% 54.1 FT% 80 3PT% 56.3), J. Johnson F (GP 3 MIN 24 PTS 13 REB 8.7 AST 2 STL 0.7 BLK 2 TO 4 FG% 64 FT% 62.5 3PT% 33.3), D. Steward G (GP 3 MIN 31 PTS 11.3 REB 4.7 AST 3.3 STL 1 BLK 0.7 TO 2 FG% 37.5 FT% 85.7 3PT% 26.7).

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Duke Blue Devils Betting Predictions

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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois’ last 6 games.
Illinois is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
Illinois is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Duke.
Illini is 7-13 SU in their last 20 games on the road.

Duke Blue Devils

Duke is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Duke’s last 19 games.
Duke is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Duke is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home.
Blue Devils are 15-2 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Duke Blue Devils Betting Picks

The college basketball betting picks are in support for Duke to win this game and cover the spread. The Fighting Illini are scoring more than Duke and their defense is definitely stronger. However, they are considered overrated, especially after their defeat against Baylor.

Moneyline: +150 is the moneyline for Illinois and -170 for Duke Blue Devils.

Spread: +5 (-110) is the set spread for Illinois and -5 (-110) for Duke Blue Devils.

Totals: The total will go over 146 (-110) for Illinois and under 146 (-110) for Duke.

Score Prediction: 73-72, Blue Devils win.