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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers 1/21/2020 Odds, Picks and Previews
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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers 1/21/2020 – The Illinois Fighting Illini are currently on a four-game winning streak and they go on the road to put that on the line as they battle the Purdue Boilermakers this coming Wednesday, January 21 at 7 pm Eastern Time. This match will be held at the Mackey Arena at West Lafayette, Indiana and it will be available on live streaming at SofaScore. Coming to this game, the Boilermakers have the edge according to National Championship Basketball Odds over their opponents and will play party spoilers for Illinois.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers 1/21/2020
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois Fighting Illini have been on a roll and they defeated the Boilermakers in their first encounter, 63-37. Since then, they won three more and their latest was against the Northwestern Wildcats by four points. In that game, Trent Frazier had 16 points and dropped four three-pointers. Ayo Dosunmu chipped in with 15 points, six assists and two rebounds. Kofi Cockburn finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks while Giorgi Bezhanishvili had 13 points and four rebounds. They need this type of game to prevail over the Boilermakers and repeat what they did at the start of the year.
Players to watch: A. Dosunmu G (18 GP 31.7 MIN 15.4 PTS 4.2 REB 3.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 2.6 TO 46.8 FG% 80.8 FT% 29.5 3P%), K. Cockburn C (18 GP 26.9 MIN 14.6 PTS 9.4 REB 0.7 AST 0.4 STL 1.4 BLK 2.1 TO 55.4 FG% 65.7 FT% 0 3P%), A. Feliz G (18 GP 25.1 MIN 10.6 PTS 4.7 REB 3.1 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 1.7 TO 47.5 FG% 76.2 FT% 28.6 3P%).
The Boilermakers are coming off from a loss against the Maryland Terrapins by seven points. Nojel Eastern stepped up as the team’s best player in that game with 14 points, six rebounds and three steals. Eric Hunder had a fair game with 10 points but other players had a long night. Sasha Stefanovic was 1-of-8 for the game but he made it up by grabbing eight rebounds. Team’s leading scorer this season Trevion Williams only had 8 points and seven rebounds. They are favored to win this game against Illinois but if they are lazy again, it will be another repeat of what happened in their last encounter.
Players to watch: T. Williams F (18 GP 21 MIN 11.2 PTS 7.8 REB 1.4 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 57.2 FG% 44.8 FT% 50 3P%), E. Hunter Jr. G (18 GP 32.1 MIN 10.8 PTS 3.5 REB 2.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.9 TO 42.2 FG% 79.5 FT% 39.7 3P%), M. Haarms C (16 GP 22.8 MIN 10 PTS 5.3 REB 1.3 AST 0.1 STL 2.2 BLK 1.3 TO 56.8 FG% 65.9 FT% 35 3P%).
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers Betting Predictions
Illinois Fighting Illini
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Illinois’ last 10 games.
Purdue is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers Betting Picks
Boilermakers are given the upper hand in this game by Betting On College Basketball but the Fighting Illini is an opponent that they defeated them by a wide margin in their last encounter. But home-court advantage changes things and they are expected to bounce back.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Boilermakers for this game is at -240 while the Fighting Illini is at +200.
Spread: 5.5 points across the spread for this game with Illinois getting the +5.5 while Purdue is at -5.5.
Total: It is estimated that this game will reach a total of 122.5 with the Boilermakers going under while the Fighting Illini is over.
Score Prediction: 66-59, Boilermakers win.