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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 02/16/2022 Game Analysis, Odds and Top Picks

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 02-16-2022 Game Analysis Odds and Top Picks

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 02/16/2022 – A Big 10 battle is all set to get underway as the Illinois Fighting Illini take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway, New Jersey. The Fighting Illini are at the top of the Big 10 play and the Scarlet Knights are sitting at the sixth position. Illinois will look forward to building on their last success and the Knights will try to build on their three-game winning streak. The basketball odds have a predicted winner based on the expert betting trends and betting lines.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 02/16/2022

When:Wednesday, February 16, 7:00 PM ET
Where:Jersey Mike’s Arena, Piscataway, New Jersey
TV:BTN
Stream:Sofascore
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 02/16/2022
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Illinois Fighting Illini-5 (-107)132.5 o (-107)-222
Rutgers Scarlet Knights+5 (-107)132.5 u (-107)+150
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Illinois Fighting Illini

The Illinois Fighting Illini will come into this game holding an 11-3 conference record. Illinois won 18 of their 24 overall games and continued their fight against Purdue. The Fighting Illini defeated the Northwestern Wildcats in their last game with a final score of 73-66. Kofi Cockburn is the leader in scoring with 21.5 points and 11.4 boards per game. When it comes to passing the ball, the Fighting Illini has Trent Frazier as their leader in scoring with 4.0 assists.

Players to watch: K. Cockburn C (GP 19, MIN 29.6, PTS 21.5, REB 11.4, AST 0.9, STL 0.8, BLK 0.9, TO 2.3, FG% 60.7, FT% 65.2, 3P% 0), A. Plummer G (GP 24, MIN 30.8, PTS 15.4, REB 2.5, AST 1.1, STL 0.3, BLK 0, TO 1.5, FG% 43.5, FT% 89.7, 3P% 40.7), T. Frazier G (GP 22, MIN 34.3, PTS 12.5, REB 2.9, AST 4, STL 1.3, BLK 0.1, TO 2, FG% 40.9, FT% 86.4, 3P% 33.8).

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Scarlet Knights are holding a 9-5 record on the season and are 15-9 with their overall play. Rutgers is trailing the Spartans and is ahead of the Hawkeyes. In their last outing, they defeated the Wisconsin Badgers with a final score of 73-65. Ron Harper Jr has taken the lead in scoring with 15.7 points per game. From the rebounding department, the Knights have Clifford Omoruyi with 7.9 boards per game.

Players to watch: R. Harper Jr. F (GP 24, MIN 33.5, PTS 15.7, REB 6.1, AST 1.8, STL 1.2, BLK 0.5, TO 1.7, FG% 42.3, FT% 79, 3P% 41.1), G. Baker G (GP 20, MIN 33.6, PTS 12.5, REB 2.3, AST 4.1, STL 1.1, BLK 0.6, TO 1.5, FG% 40.8, FT% 80, 3P% 34.2), C. Omoruyi C (GP 24, MIN 28, PTS 11.4, REB 7.9, AST 0.3, STL 0.5, BLK 1.3, TO 1.5, FG% 61.3, FT% 60.9, 3P% 0).

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Predictions

Trends

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois’ last 6 games.
Fighting Illini are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Illinois are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against Rutgers.
Illinois are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games against Rutgers.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Rutgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Scarlet Knights are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Rutgers’ last 8 games against Illinois.
Rutgers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers’ last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Picks

Summary: Illinois will take out the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with ease in this game as the best basketball betting odds remain in their favor. The Fighting Illini has a powerful offense and an equally balanced defense that will prevent the Knights from winning.

Moneyline: The ML for the Fighting Illini is -222 and the ML for the Knights is +150.

ATS: A spread of -5 (-107) is set for the Fighting Illini and a spread of +5 (-107) is set for the Knights.

Totals: The total will go over 132.5 (-107) for the Fighting Illini and the same will go under for the Knights.

Score Prediction: 70-67 Fighting Illini.