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No. 5 Illinois at Michigan State
Large Ten Convention rivals meet when Illinois visits Michigan State tonight. Sport time for the Preventing Illini vs. Spartans contest is slated for 7:00 p.m. ET on the Breslin Middle in East Lansing, Mich. That is the primary and solely common season assembly between these groups this 12 months. Michigan State swept the season collection final 12 months as the Spartans received 70–69 in Illinois and 76-56 at house. The Preventing Illini enter this match on a seven-game successful streak whereas the Spartans are 3–5 throughout their final eight video games.
Illinois (16–5, 12–3 Large Ten) is enjoying a second straight highway sport after they crushed Minnesota 94–63 on Saturday. The Preventing Illini led 48–33 at halftime and coated as 4-point highway favorites. Previous to that, Illinois did not cowl as 13.5-point favorites throughout a 73–66 win at house on Feb. 16 in opposition to Northwestern. Together with a impartial web site loss to Baylor, Illinois is 6–3 straight up and 5–4 in opposition to the unfold throughout highway video games this season. The Preventing Illini rank second within the Large Ten standings behind Michigan.
Michigan State (11–9, 5–9 Large Ten) returns house following a 78–71 win at Indiana on Saturday. The Spartans trailed 30–26 at halftime, however outscored the Hosiers 52–41 within the second half and received as 7-point underdogs on the highway. Previous to that, Michigan State misplaced 75–65 as 5-point underdogs on the highway in opposition to Purdue and had been blasted 88–58 by No. 15 Iowa as 4-point canines at house. The Spartans are 3–3 straight up versus Large Ten opponents at house this season however they’re simply 1–5 in opposition to the unfold as hosts.
Ranked eighth within the nation, Illinois is taking pictures 50.7% from the sphere and common 81.8 ppg. Ayo Dosunmu (21.2) and Kofi Cockburn (17.6) are the main scorers for Illinois. Michigan State is effectively off that tempo as they’re taking pictures 42.4% from the sphere and common 70.8 ppg. Aaron Henry (15.0) and Joey Hauser (10.2) lead the Spartans assault on offense. The numbers are nearer on protection as the Preventing Illini are permitting 68.6 ppg whereas the Spartans are giving up 71.7 ppg. Lay the factors and again Illinois to cowl.
Decide: Illinois Preventing Illini -6 (-113) at DraftKings
No. 17 Kansas at No. 14 Texas
Assembly for the second time this season, Kansas visits Texas in Large 12 Convention motion tonight. Tipoff for the Jayhawks vs. Longhorns contest is slated for 9:00 p.m. ET on the Frank Erwin Middle in Austin, Texas. Kansas entered the primary assembly ranked No. 3 within the AP High 25 however had been trounced 84–59 by Texas as 4.5-point favorites at house. The Jayhawks swept the season collection final 12 months as they posted a 69–58 win at house and a 66–57 victory in Texas. Kansas has received 13 of the final 15 conferences on this collection.
Kansas (17–7, 11–5 Large 12) has moved previous a mid-season stoop and enter this contest on a five-game successful streak. Following a 91–79 loss, to No. 17 West Virginia on Feb. 6, the Jayhawks’ streak of 231 consecutive weeks being ranked within the AP High 25 ended. Kansas responded with a 78–66 win in opposition to No. 23 Oklahoma State as 6.5-point favorites at house on Feb. 8. The Jayhawks head to Texas following a 67–61 win at house in opposition to No. 15 Texas Tech as 2-point favorites of their final sport on Saturday.
Texas (13–6, 7–5 Large 12) started the season at 10–1 however have misplaced 5 of their final eight video games. The Longhorns are enjoying a third straight house sport following an 84–82 loss to No. 13 West Virginia on Saturday. Texas had a 62–43 lead, early within the second half, however the Mountaineers went on a 41–20 run and received outright as -2.5 underdogs. Previous to that, the Longhorns defeated TCU 70–55 and coated as 11.5-point chalk at house. The Longhorns have misplaced 4 straight contests in opposition to AP High 25 ranked Large 12 opponents.
Theses groups have related numbers at each ends of the courtroom. Texas has a slight edge on offense as they’re averaging 75.7 ppg and have 4 starters who’re averaging double-digit factors per sport. Kansas is scoring 73.7 ppg and their beginning 5 are all averaging double-digit factors. The Jayhawks have a slight edge on protection as they’re permitting 66.0 ppg whereas the Longhorns are giving up 68.5 ppg. Kansas is enjoying with a ton of confidence and will win outright. Take the factors and again the Jayhawks.
Decide: Kansas Jayhawks +2.5 (-109) at DraftKings
2020–21 NCAA Basketball Betting File: 25-19 ATS
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