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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 12/15/2020 NCAAB Results, Odds & Predictions

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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 12-15-2020 NCAAB Results Odds & Predictions

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 12/15/2020 – On Tuesday, yet another interesting Big 10 Conference play will get underway as Minnesota Golden Gophers take on Illinois Fighting Illini from State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. The Golden Gophers are one of the hottest teams in the Big 10 play with an unbeaten record. Minnesota will take advantage of Illinois despite playing this game on the road. Illinois Fighting Illini is not a bad team, but they are up against a strong Golden Gophers unit. The NCAA basketball odds have been in favor of the Golden Gophers in the past.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 12/15/2020

When: Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 PM ET
Where: State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
TV: ESPN2
Stream: Sofascore

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 12/15/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Golden Gophers +8 (-110) 150 o (-110) +325
Illinois Fighting Illini -8 (-110) 150 u (-110) -400
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Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers won all their six games this season and they are all set to continue their winning streak. In their last game, they defeated UMKC Kangaroos with an impressive score of 91-61. The Golden Gophers are strong with their scoring offense as they are touching an average of close to 85 points per game. Liam Roberts recorded 27 points with five blocks while Marcus Carr managed to toss in 15 points with seven assists for the Golden Gophers. Minnesota will still need extra support with their defense in this game.

Players to watch: M. Carr G (GP 6 MIN 34.8 PTS 23.8 REB 3.7 AST 6.2 STL 0.8 BLK 0 TO 2.8 FG% 48.5 FT% 80 3PT% 39.4), B. Gach G (GP 6 MIN 31.7 PTS 15.3 REB 6.2 AST 3.8 STL 1 BLK 0 TO 1.8 FG% 56.4 FT% 88 3PT% 40), L. Robbins C (GP 6 MIN 24.8 PTS 12.5 REB 7.7 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 2.3 TO 1.8 FG% 48.1 FT% 68.8 3PT% 37.5).

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini won four of their six games on the season and they look forward to rebounding from their last defeat. This team was restricted to 78 points in their last game after surrendering 81 to the Missouri Tigers. The Fighting Illini had 19 points from Kofi Cockburn along with six rebounds in their last game. Illinois managed to defeat Duke Blue Devils and that has already proved their worth. Ayo Dosunmu has taken the lead as their score with 36 points after converting 13 of his 20 attempts.  

Players to watch: A. Dosunmu G (GP 6 MIN 33.8 PTS 24.8 REB 7.7 AST 5.2 STL 1 BLK 0.3 TO 3 FG% 53.5 FT% 80 3PT% 40.9), K. Cockburn C (GP 6 MIN 23.8 PTS 14 REB 8.8 AST 0.2 STL 0.3 BLK 1.2 TO 2.3 FG% 64.6 FT% 57.9 3PT% 0), A. Miller G (GP 6 MIN 27.8 PTS 11.5 REB 2 AST 1 STL 0.8 BLK 0 TO 1.5 FG% 46.3 FT% 80 3PT% 37.9).

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Predictions

Trends

Minnesota Golden Gophers

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota’s last 12 games.
Minnesota are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
Minnesota are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games against Illinois.
Golden Gophers are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against Illinois.
Minnesota are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games on the road.

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Illinois’ last 8 games.
Illinois are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois’ last 9 games against Minnesota.
Illinois are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Picks

Illinois holds the 14th rank with their scoring and they seem to be better that Minnesota in allowing points. The online betting websites have predicted the Fighting Illini to win this game against Minnesota at home.

Moneyline: Minnesota Golden Gophers +325, Illinois Fighting Illini -400.

Spread: +8 (-110) Minnesota Golden Gophers, -8 (-110) Illinois Fighting Illini.

Totals: The total for Illinois is under 150 (-110) and the same will go over for Minnesota.

Score Prediction: 83-75 Fighting Illini wins.