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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini 03/03/2022 Game Analysis, Betting Picks and Preview

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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini 03-03-2022 Game Analysis Betting Picks and Preview

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini 03/03/2022 – On Thursday, the Penn State Nittany Lions will square off against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. The Penn State Nittany Lions are in the 10th position of the Big Ten with a conference record of 7-11 and an overall record of 12-14. The Illinois Fighting Illini have a much better standing in the second position with a conference record of 13-5 and an overall record of 20-8. The March Madness bracket 2022 is predicting the Illinois Fighting Illini to win in this game.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini 03/03/2022

When:Thursday, March 3, 7:00 PM ET
Where:State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
TV:FS1
Stream:Sofascore
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini 03/03/2022
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Penn State Nittany Lions+12 (-110)133.5 o (-110)+750
Illinois Fighting Illini-12 (-110)133.5 u (-110)-1429
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Penn State Nittany Lions

The Penn State Nittany Lions are struggling to make ends meet and have lost five of their last eight games. The Nittany Lions recently faced Nebraska and lost by 23 points. The stars for the Lions were Seth Lundy and Jalen Pickett who scored a dozen points each. As a whole team, Penn State is scoring an average of 65.3 points in each game. The top scorer for the team is Jalen Pickett who has an average of 12.8 points per game. On defense, the Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing their opponents to score an average of 65.7 points per game.

Players to watch: J. Pickett G (GP 26, MIN 37, PTS 12.8, REB 4, AST 4.2, STL 1.1, BLK 0.7, TO 1.7, FG% 39.8, FT% 77.1, 3P% 30), S. Lundy F (GP 25, MIN 32.3, PTS 12.3, REB 5.2, AST 0.8, STL 1, BLK 0.6, TO 2.3, FG% 41.2, FT% 87.5, 3P% 36.8), S. Sessoms G (GP 26, MIN 27.7, PTS 11.6, REB 3.3, AST 2.9, STL 0.8, BLK 0.1, TO 2.4, FG% 46.1, FT% 75, 3P% 43.9).

Illinois Fighting Illini

The Illinois Fighting Illini have lost three out of their last six games. In their last game, they played against Michigan and won by 8 points. As a whole team, the Fighting Illini is scoring an average of 76.9 points in each game. The lead scorer for the team is Kofi Cockburn who has an average of 21.5 points in every game. Alfonso Plummer is also contributing 15.5 points per game and 2.4 boards in every game played. On defense, the Illinois Fighting Illini are surrendering 68 points to opponents.  

Players to watch: K. Cockburn C (GP 23, MIN 29.8, PTS 21.5, REB 10.7, AST 0.8, STL 0.8, BLK 0.7, TO 2.3, FG% 60.1, FT% 64.3, 3P% 0), A. Plummer G (GP 28, MIN 30.1, PTS 15.5, REB 2.4, AST 1.1, STL 0.3, BLK 0, TO 1.4, FG% 44.4, FT% 87, 3P% 42.3), T. Frazier G (GP 26, MIN 34.5, PTS 12.6, REB 2.9, AST 4, STL 1.3, BLK 0.1, TO 1.8, FG% 41.6, FT% 85.5, 3P% 35.2).

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Predictions

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Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State’s last 5 games.
Nittany Lions are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
Penn State are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against Illinois.
Penn State are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Illinois.

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois’ last 6 games.
Illinois are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Illinois’ last 16 games against Penn State.
Illinois are 16-3 SU in their last 19 games at home.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Picks

Summary: The Fighting Illini are seeking a better winning average and will not let their guards down in this game. NCAA basketball lines are predicting the Penn State Nittany Lions as the underdog against a strong Fighting Illini squad.

Moneyline: +750 is the ML for the Nittany Lions and -1429 is the ML for the Fighting Illini.

ATS: A spread of -12 (-110) is out for Penn State and a spread of +12 (-110) is out for Illinois.

Totals: Look for the total to go over 133.5 (-110) for Penn State and the same to go under for Illinois.

Score Prediction: 80-65, Fighting Illini win.