Illinois at Minnesota 1/30/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date & Time: 1/31/2019, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: MINN -7 Total 150
TV Channel: BTN

The Illinois Fighting Illini visit Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Wednesday for a Big Ten battle against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Illini improved to 6-14 on the season following a 78-67 win over Maryland on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The Illini were led by Ayo Dosunmu with 20 points, while Tevian Jones added 18.

Minnesota moved to 15-5 on the season following its 92-87 win over Iowa on Sunday. The Golden Gophers improved to 5-4 in the Big Ten with the win. Jordan Murphy and Amir Coffey scored 23 points apiece to pace the Golden Gophers in the higher scoring Big Ten battle.
Ayo Dosunmu leads Illinois in scoring and assists with averages of 14.2 points and 3.2 assists per game. Giorgi Bezhanishvili leads the team in rebounds with an average of 5.1 per game. Illinois is shooting 42.6% from the field and 35.2% from 3-point territory.

Amir Coffey is the leading scorer with an average of 15.8 points per game. Jordan Murphy is second in scoring and the leading rebounder with averages of 15.1 points and 12.0 rebounds per game. Isaiah Washington leads the Golden Gophers in assists with an average of 3.5 per game. Minnesota is shooting 43.9% from the field and 31.6% from 3-point territory.

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Betting Trends

Illinois is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 following a win ATS

The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Fighting Illini’s last 5

Minnesota is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 at home

The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Golden Gophers last 13 played on Wednesday

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers -7

Minnesota is coming off a big win over Iowa. Illinois upset Maryland in its last outing, but the Fighting Illini have failed to cover 7 of the last 8 after a win ATS. Illinois has also failed to cover 5 of its last 7 following a win straight up. Minnesota has covered 8 of its last 11 after scoring 90 or more points the previous game. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Golden Gophers win and cover ATS 81-70.


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