Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Hoosiers versus the Fighting Illini? Tip off is at at 3:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FOX. The game will be played at State Farm Center in Champaign, IL. The odds for this Big Ten conference game currently have Illinois as the -14.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 154.5 points.

INDIANA HOOSIERS VS ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI BETTING PICK

The Pick: Indiana Hoosiers +14.5

This game will be played at State Farm Center at 3:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE INDIANA HOOSIERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Fighting Illini.
  • Even though we have Illinois winning straight-up, we like Indiana at +14.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Indiana Shock Everyone at State Farm Center?

Indiana heads into this game as a 14.5-point underdog. On the road this season, the Hoosiers have gone just 2-4, with an average scoring margin of -7.7 points per game. Over their last 10 games away from home, Indiana is 4-6.

Overall, the Hoosiers are 12-7, including a 4-4 mark in Big Ten play. They have lost their last two games, most recently falling to Wisconsin by a score of 91-79. This season, Indiana has been the underdog in nine of their 19 games, going 2-7 in those contests.

As the underdog this season, Indiana has gone 4-5 vs. the spread. On the road, the Hoosiers have an ATS mark of 2-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Indiana has a .500 record vs. the spread at 5-5.

Indiana's over/under record this season is 10-9 and today's over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (144.6). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 153 points.

Indiana's offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Wisconsin, finishing the game with a total of 79 points. Their season average is now 74.2 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Malik Reneau with 28 points. Mackenzie Mgbako also added 17 points for the Hoosiers.

So far, the Hoosiers' defense is ranked 210th in the country at 74.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Indiana's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.5% this season.

Will the Fighting Illini Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Illinois is a 14.5-point favorite against Indiana today. The Fighting Illini are 12-2 this season when favored and have a +17.0 average scoring margin at home.

Illinois has won two straight games and is 14-5 overall. The Fighting Illini are 11-2 at home and have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home.

At home this season, Illinois has an ATS record of just 6-6-1, but they are 4-0-1 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Illini have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Illinois games is 11-7, and today's over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (146.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 165 points, and the over/under record for their last 10 games is 8-2.

Coming off their recent game, the Illinois offense tallied 86 points in a matchup against Rutgers. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50.8%, and they made 6 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Justin Harmon with 18 points. Terrence Shannon Jr. also added 16 points for the Fighting Illini.

Coming into today's game, the Illinois defense is giving up an average of 69.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.1 threes per game vs. Indiana. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.5%.