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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes 3/5/2020 Betting Preview, Odds and Picks

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes 3/5/2020 Betting Preview, Odds and Picks

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes 3/5/2020 – Two streaking Big Ten Conference teams stake their win streaks on Thursday. The Illinois Fighting Illini face the Ohio State Buckeyes with the latter picked to win by NCAAB lines. The Buckeyes are on a three-game winning streak while the Illini have racked up four straight victories. This will be the first meeting between the two programs.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes 3/5/2020

When: Thursday, March 5, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: NA
Stream: Sofascore

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes 3/5/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Illinois Fighting Illini +6.5 (-110) 131.5 o (-110) +215
Ohio State Buckeyes -6.5 (-110) 131.5 u (-110) -255
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Illinois Fighting Illini

Victory is essential for Illinois Fighting Illini which is one game behind Maryland. They are coming off a close win against Indiana with several players stepping up in the scoring parade. Ayo Dosunmu and Andres Felix are expected to anchor the offense anew. Kofi Cockburn is another offensive option, accounting for the 72.3 points per game that Illini is capable of unloading. The defense is similarly decent, holding down opponents to just 64.7 points per game.

Players to watch: A. Dosunmu G (28 GP 33.2 MIN 16.4 PTS 4.2 REB 3.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 2.6 TO 48 FG% 76.8 FT% 30 3PT%), K. Cockburn C (29 GP 27.6 MIN 13.6 PTS 9 REB 0.6 AST 0.5 STL 1.4 BLK 2 TO 53.1 FG% 67.3 FT% 0 3PT%), A. Feliz G (29 GP 26.7 MIN 10.9 PTS 5 REB 3 AST 0.7 STL 0 BLK 1.4 TO 46.5 FG% 76.8 FT% 27.5 3PT%).

Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeyes are also rolling but will need to work for its fourth one against the Illini. Duane Washington Jr. has been playing well and should provide good offensive sock together with Kaleb Wesson. Ohio State needs to step up on the defensive end if they want to pull this one off against Illinois.

Players to watch: K. Wesson F (29 GP 29.3 MIN 14 PTS 9.6 REB 2 AST 0.7 STL 1 BLK 2.6 TO 44.4 FG% 72 FT% 43 3PT%), D. Washington Jr. G (26 GP 24.3 MIN 11.4 PTS 2.7 REB 1.5 AST 0.4 STL 0.1 BLK 1.3 TO 41 FG% 81.5 FT% 40 3PT%), D.J. Carton G (20 GP 23.9 MIN 10.4 PTS 2.8 REB 3 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 2.6 TO 47.7 FG% 75.9 FT% 40 3PT%).

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Predictions

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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Fighting Illini are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Ohio State.
Illinois is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against Ohio State.
Fighting Illini are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
Illinois is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Ohio State.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State’s last 7 games.
Buckeyes are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Ohio State’s last 11 games against Illinois.
Ohio State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Picks

The Buckeyes and the Illini collide in an important match with both teams loaded on offense. Basketball lines pick the Buckeyes to win although Illini can also turn things around. This game could go to the team that plays better defense and lesser turnovers.

Moneyline: +215 is set for the Fighting Illini and -255 is set for the Buckeyes.

ATS: Look for the spread of +6.5 for Illinois and -6.5 for Ohio State.

Totals: Over  131.5 is out for the Fighting Illini and under 131.5 is out for the Buckeyes.

Score Prediction: 69-68, Ohio State Buckeyes.