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Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 01/02/2021 Previews, NCAAB Spread & Game Analysis

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Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 01-02-2021 Previews NCAAB Spread & Game Analysis

Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 01/02/2021 – Purdue Boilermakers and Illinois Fighting Illini will square-off from State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. The Boilermakers won seven of their 11 overall games and are 2-2 with their conference play. As for the Fighting Illini, they won seven of their 10 overall games and are 3-1 with their conference play. This is an important Big 10 Conference game as both teams battle to improve their record. The NCAA basketball betting predictions are out and the betting sites have already predicted a winner.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 01/02/2021

When: Saturday, January 2, 6:00 PM ET
Where: State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
TV: BTN
Stream: Sofascore

Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 01/02/2021

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Purdue Boilermakers +7.5 (-110) 147.5 o (-110) +360
Illinois Fighting Illini -7.5 (-110) 147.5 u (-110) -450
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Purdue Boilermakers

Purdue Boilermakers lost their last game against the Maryland Terrapins with a close call. The Boilermakers scored 70 and gave up 73 in return. Purdue has been touching an average of close to 73 points per game. From the defensive end, they are surrendering close to 68 points to opponents. From the rebounding department, the Boilermakers are touching close to 37 points per game on average. Purdue will still need more support from both ends to get past the Fighting Illini.

Players to watch: T. Williams F (GP 11 MIN 24.4 PTS 14.1 REB 9.7 AST 2.5 STL 0.5 BLK 0.6 TO 2.5 FG% 52.3 FT% 51.5), E. Hunter Jr. G (GP 7 MIN 29.6 PTS 12.3 REB 1.9 AST 3.3 STL 1.1 BLK 0 TO 2.3 FG% 37 FT% 83.3), S. Stefanovic G (GP 11 MIN 32 PTS 11.5 REB 3.1 AST 3 STL 0.5 BLK 0.1 TO 1.2 FG% 48.6 FT% 78.8).

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini’s scoring offense is touching close to 88 points per game on average. From the defensive end, they are surrendering close to 70 points against their opponent. Illinois is touching close to 18 assists per game on average. When it comes to rebounds, they are averaging at 42.3 per game. Illinois Fighting Illini defeated Indiana in their last game with a final score of 69-60. The Fighting Illini has plenty of room for improvement with their defensive end.

Players to watch: A. Dosunmu G (GP 10 MIN 34.4 PTS 24.1 REB 7.2 AST 5.2 STL 0.9 BLK 0.3 TO 3.2 FG% 52.4 FT% 79.7), K. Cockburn C (GP 10 MIN 25.8 PTS 17.2 REB 9.9 AST 0.2 STL 0.2 BLK 1.2 TO 2.1 FG% 65.7 FT% 59.4), A. Curbelo G (GP 10 MIN 20.9 PTS 9.9 REB 3.6 AST 4.4 STL 1.1 BLK 0.1 TO 2.5 FG% 52.2 FT% 81.3).

Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Predictions

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Purdue Boilermakers

Purdue is 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Purdue’s last 20 games.
Purdue is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.
Purdue is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against Illinois.
Boilermakers are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games against Illinois.

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Illinois’ last 8 games.
Illinois is 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois’ last 7 games against Purdue.
Illinois is 8-0 SU in their last 8 games at home.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Picks

Illinois is definitely a better team than Purdue with their overall performance. However, this could turn out to be a tough game. The best basketball betting site has predicted the Fighting Illini to win this game.

Moneyline: +360 is the Moneyline that’s out for the Boilermakers and -450 is the Moneyline that’s out for the Fighting Illini.

Spread: A spread of +7.5 (-110) is set for Purdue and -7.5 (-110) is set for Illinois.

Totals: The total will go over 147.5 (-110) for Purdue and the same will go under for Illinois.

Score Prediction: 82-76 Fighting Illini wins.