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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds & Info

Game Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date & Time Thursday March 5, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Value City Arena Columbus, OH
Latest odds
OSU -6.5 ; Total 133
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On Thursday, the No. 23 ranked Illinois Fighting Illini visit Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio for a Big Ten showdown with the No. 19 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. Illinois improved to 20-9 overall and 12-6 in the Big Ten following its 67-66 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday. Ayo Dosunmu was the leading scorer for Illinois with 17 points. The Illini are in second place in the Big Ten a half-game behind both Maryland and Michigan State.

Ayo Dosunmu is leading Illinois in scoring and assists with averages of 16.4 points and 3.1 assists per game, while Kofi Cockburn is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 13.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Illinois has three players averaging double-figures in scoring.

Ohio State improved to 20-9 overall and 10-8 in the Big Ten following its 77-63 victory on Sunday over the Michigan Wolverines. Duane Washington Jr.  led the Buckeyes in the victory with 20 points as Ohio State pulled away late to win by 14. Ohio State has won each of its last three and five of its last six.

Kaleb Wesson is the leading scorer and rebounder for Ohio State with averages of 14.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game and CJ Walker is the leader in assists with an average of 3.5 per game. Duane Washington Jr. is the second leading scorer with an average of 11.4 points per game and one of three players for Ohio State averaging double figures in scoring.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 versus Ohio State
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Illini’s last 6 played on Thursday
  • Ohio State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Buckeyes last 7

Free NCAAB Pick:

Ohio State Buckeyes -6.5

Both Illinois and Ohio State are playing very well at this point of the regular season. However, the advantage here will go to Ohio State as the Buckeyes will be playing on their home court. Ohio State is 5-0 ATS in it's last five played at home and the Buckeyes have won eight of their last nine straight up at home versus Illinois and 8 of the last 10 SU overall against the Illini. Final Score Prediction, Ohio State Buckeyes win and cover ATS 73-65.

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