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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/30/2020 Picks, Predictions and Preview

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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1-30-2020 Picks Predictions and Preview

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/30/2020 – The Illinois Fighting Illini streak continues and they won six-straight games already. They have a good chance of increasing that even further when they host the visiting Minnesota Golden Gophers at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois this Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm Eastern Time. Fox Sports 1 is the official broadcast partner for this game and SofaScore will have the live stream available online. How To Bet On Basketball Games give the advantage to the Illinois Fighting Illini to win this game.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/30/2020

When: Thursday, January 30, 7:30 PM ET
Where: State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
TV: FOX Sports 1
Stream: Sofascore

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/30/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Golden Gophers +5.5 (-110) 136 u (-105) +170
Illinois Fighting Illini -5.5 (-110) 136 u (-105) -200
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Minnesota Golden Gophers

It has been a roller coaster for the Minnesota Golden Gophers for the past four games as they split their wins and losses. In their last game, they lost to the Michigan State Spartans by 18 points. Daniel Otoru led the team with 19 points and six rebounds while Gabe Kalscheur did 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Marcus Carr contributed with 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Payton Willis laid a goose egg in this game in 32 minutes and they need him and Alihan Demir to come out with better games in order to keep the game close against Illinois.

Players to watch: D. Oturu C (20 GP 34 MIN 19.7 PTS 11.3 REB 1.2 AST 0.6 STL 2.6 BLK 3.1 TO 58.8 FG% 68.2 FT% 29.7 3P%), M. Carr G (20 GP 36.9 MIN 16.1 PTS 5.4 REB 6.9 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.8 TO 37.6 FG% 74.6 FT% 32.7 3P%), G. Kalscheur G (20 GP 33.9 MIN 12 PTS 2.8 REB 1.4 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 1.7 TO 38.2 FG% 76.7 FT% 33.3 3P%).

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois is coming off from an impressive 2-point victory over the Michigan Wolverines. Their last loss was registered back on January 2 and they have been undefeated since. In their last match, Ayo Dosunmu had a fantastic game with 27 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Andres Felix had a good outing from the bench with 15 points and seven rebounds while Trent Frazier contributed 10 points. Kofi Cockburn had a tough night shooting 2-of-9 from the field while Giorgi Bezhanishvilli got only four points in 25 minutes. The good thing about the Illini is that they have a good bench that will come out and f

Players to watch: A. Dosunmu G (20 GP 32.3 MIN 16.2 PTS 4.3 REB 3.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 2.6 TO 48.7 FG% 82.5 FT% 30.3 3P%), K. Cockburn C (20 GP 27.4 MIN 14.5 PTS 9.4 REB 0.7 AST 0.5 STL 1.5 BLK 2.1 TO 54 FG% 66.7 FT% 0 3P%), A. Feliz G (20 GP 25.3 MIN 10.5 PTS 4.7 REB 3.1 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 1.6 TO 48.1 FG% 76.1 FT% 27.6 3P%).

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Predictions

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Minnesota Golden Gophers

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Minnesota’s last 14 games on the road.
Minnesota is 3-14 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against Illinois.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
Golden Gophers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Thursday.

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Illinois’ last 12 games.
Fighting Illini are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois’ last 8 games against Minnesota.
Illinois is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Picks

The Golden Gophers are the team that is expected to lose as seen by Sportsbook. The depth of the Illini will be a heavy load to beat for the Golden Gophers and it will be tough for them to take this game on the road.

Moneyline: The Golden Gophers are the underdogs for this game and they are at +170 while the Fighting Illini is at -200.

Spread: Golden Gophers and Fighting Illini are 5.5 across the spread. Minnesota is +5.5 while Illinois is -5.5.

Total: A total of 136 is given to this game with the Golden Gophers going under and the Fighting Illini are under.

Score Prediction: 70-63, Fighting Illini wins.