Maryland vs Illinois – College Basketball Picks and Predictions (2/7/20)
Follow these Free College Basketball Picks and Predictions on this Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini basketball game on Friday February 7, 2020
The current odds have Illinois as -2 point sports book favorites with the over/under at 133.5 total points. These two teams last played each other in December where Maryland was a 10 point favorite and took home a 59-58 win, but the Illini outscored the Terps 18-2 in bench points, so look for that to be a key factor once again in this game.
Maryland comes into this game 16-6 overall, 2-4 away and tied at the top of the Big 10 with Illinois. They’ve been red hot winning their last 5 game including their last win Tuesday, 56-51 to Rutgers. On the road, Maryland is scoring an average of 68.2 points and will be going up against the Illinois team who puts up an average of 79.3 points per game at home. Maryland are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and the total has gone under in 10 of Maryland’s last 15 games.
Illinois come in this game off a 72-65 road loss to 17th ranked Iowa on Sunday and hungry to get this win against a top 10 team. In the first meeting this season, the Terps shot just 33 percent from the field and 25.8 percent from 3 point land and we see Illinois continue to slow down the offense of Maryland. Illinois is 7-0 straight up in their last 7 games at home and the total has gone under in 9 of Illinois’ last 12 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
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