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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions 12/23/2020 NCAAB Picks, Game Analysis & Previews

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions 12-23-2020 NCAAB Picks, Game Analysis & Previews

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions 12/23/2020 – A Big 10 Conference play is all set to take place as Illinois Fighting Illini takes on Penn State Nittany Lions from Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. The Fighting Illini managed to split their two conference games and are 1-1 with their record. Overall, Illinois won five of their eight games on the season. Penn State Nittany Lions seem to be struggling with a 0-1 conference record. Overall, the Lions won three of their five games. The basketball betting picks are up and running as these two teams clash in an entertaining game.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions 12/23/2020

When: Wednesday, December 23, 6:30 PM ET
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
TV: BTN
Stream: Sofascore

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions 12/23/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Illinois Fighting Illini -2 (-107) 152.5 o (-107) -170
Penn State Nittany Lions +2 (-107) 152.5 u (-107) +150
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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini lost their last game against Rutgers Scarlet Knights when they scored 88 and gave up 91. The Fighting Illini was a tough opponent for the Knights, but they failed to score those extra points. Ayo Dosunmu managed to touch 22 points with six assists and 11 boards in their loss. Following Dosunmu was Trent Frazier with 19 points and five assists. The Fighting Illini managed to convert 34 of their 63 field goal attempts and were impressive with 60 percent of their attempts from the three-point radar.

Players to watch: A. Dosunmu G (GP 8 MIN 33.9 PTS 22.6 REB 8 AST 5.3 STL 0.9 BLK 0.3 TO 3.3 FG% 51.1 FT% 76.7 3PT% 38.5), K. Cockburn C (GP 8 MIN 25.1 PTS 16.8 REB 9.8 AST 0.1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.1 TO 2.1 FG% 64.9 FT% 59.6 3PT% 0), A. Miller G (GP 8 MIN 26.5 PTS 10.4 REB 1.9 AST 1 STL 0.8 BLK 0 TO 1.3 FG% 42.9 FT% 80 3PT% 38.5)

Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State will need to work on their overall performance if they want to get past opponents in the Big 10 play. The Lions are coming off a defeat against Michigan Wolverines in their last game. Penn State scored 58 and gave up 62 in return. Izaiah Brockington touched 14 pints and six rebounds in their defeat while Sam Sessoms managed to touch 10 points. The Lions touched 20 of their 65 field goal attempts and they are shooting at 36.8 percent from the three-point radar.

Players to watch: S. Lundy F (GP 5 MIN 28.6 PTS 14.4 REB 3.4 AST 0.6 STL 0.6 BLK 1 TO 1.6 FG% 44.6 FT% 85.7 3PT% 37), I. Brockington G (GP 5 MIN 28.4 PTS 14 REB 5.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 0.6 TO 1 FG% 47.3 FT% 70.6 3PT% 42.9), S. Sessoms G (GP 5 MIN 26.6 PTS 11.8 REB 1.4 AST 3.4 STL 1.6 BLK 0.4 TO 2.2 FG% 41.8 FT% 60 3PT% 43.8).

llinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Predictions

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llinois Fighting Illini

Illinois is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois’ last 6 games.
Illinois is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games.
Illinois is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against Penn State.
Illini is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Penn State.

Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Penn State’s last 14 games against Illinois.
Penn State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Penn State’s last 7 games when playing at home against Illinois.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Picks

Penn State Nittany Lions will not stand a chance against Illinois Fighting Illini. Back the Fighting Illini to win this game and cover the spread with ease. The best betting websites are in support of the Fighting Illini to win and cover.

Moneyline -170 is the moneyline for the Fighting Illini and +150 is the moneyline for Penn State.

Spread: -2 (-107) is the allocated spread for Illinois and +2 (-107) is the allocated spread for Penn State.

Totals: The total will go over 152.5 (-107) for Illinois and the same will go under for Penn State.

Score Prediction: 76-70, Fighting Illini wins.