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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions 2/18/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions 2/18/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions 2/18/2020 – Bryce Jordan Center in University Park will play host to Illinois Fighting Illini and Penn State Nittany Lions from University Park in Pennsylvania. Online Betting has already taken its course as these teams clash in an interesting Big Ten Conference play. Illinois is currently sitting at the 6th position in their league, but Penn State has progressed and is maintaining their 2nd spot. Playing in the Big Ten Conference requires constant victories, especially with teams like Maryland and Iowa posing as a threat.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions 2/18/2020

When: Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 PM ET
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
TV: FOX Sports 1
Stream: Sofascore

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions 2/18/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Illinois Fighting Illini +7 (-105) 140 o (-110) +220
Penn State Nittany Lions -7 (-115) 140 u (-110) -260
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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini managed to win eight of their 14 conference games this season and they are 16-9 with their overall record. The Fighting Illini is holding the same conference record as Wisconsin and they are trailing Rutgers and Michigan State Spartans. Overall, they are holding the 22nd rank in the nation and they enter this game after declining against Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Illinois was restricted to just 57 points and they surrendered 72 in return. Their top scorer Ayo Dosunmu, is touching close to 16 points per game on average.

Players to watch: A. Dosunmu G (24 GP 32.8 MIN 15.8 PTS 4.3 REB 3.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 2.6 TO 47 FG% 79.5 FT% 30 3PT%), K. Cockburn C (25 GP 27.4 MIN 13.6 PTS 9 REB 0.7 AST 0.6 STL 1.2 BLK 2.2 TO 51.7 FG% 66.9 FT% 0 3PT%), A. Feliz G (25 GP 25.8 MIN 11.2 PTS 4.8 REB 2.8 AST 0.6 STL 0 BLK 1.4 TO 48.3 FG% 79.3 FT% 27.9 3PT%).

Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State Nittany Lions are holding the 13th rank in the country and they have an impressive 20-5 overall record. The Lions won 10 of their 14 conference games and are trailing Maryland Terrapins by one game. Penn State defeated Northwestern Wildcats in their last game with a final score of 77-61. Their top scorer Lamar Stevens is touching close to 18 points per game on average. Penn State has been a threat to the opponent’s right from the start of the season.

Players to watch: L. Stevens F (25 GP 30.3 MIN 17.7 PTS 6.8 REB 2.3 AST 1.2 STL 1.2 BLK 2.6 TO 45.7 FG% 73.1 FT% 28.4 3PT%), M. Jones G (22 GP 29.5 MIN 14.1 PTS 3 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.5 TO 45.8 FG% 77.6 FT% 41.3 3PT%), M. Watkins F (25 GP 21.4 MIN 10 PTS 8 REB 0.6 AST 0.9 STL 2.6 BLK 1.1 TO 56.1 FG% 54.1 FT% 0 3PT%).

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Predictions

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Illinois Fighting Illini

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois’ last 6 games.
Illinois is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Fighting Illini are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games against Penn State.
Illinois is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against Penn State.
Fighting Illini are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games on the road.

Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State is 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State’s last 7 games.
Nittany Lions are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Penn State’s last 13 games against Illinois.
Penn State is 17-1 SU in their last 18 games at home.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Picks

Penn State has been sitting at the second spot for a reason, the Nittany Lions have a strong shooting unit with an equally good defensive squad to back them. Top online sportsbooks have predicted Penn State to secure a victory in this game.

Moneyline: A moneyline of +220 is set for Illinois Fighting Illini. Whereas, a moneyline of +260 is set for Penn State Nittany Lions.

ATS: +7 is the spread for Illinois Fighting Illini and -7 is the spread for Penn State.

Totals: Over 140 is the total for Illinois and under 140 is the total for Penn State.

Score Prediction: 69-61, Penn State Nittany Lions.