5* NCAAB BIG TEN GAME OF THE WEEK
Illinois vs. Indiana,
02/09/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 71 - 84
Point Spread: +6½/-107 Illinois
I fully expect Illinois to go into Indiana and keep this game within 8-points. The Hoosiers without question play their best basketball at home, but Illinois is one of those teams that plays to the level of their competition. The Fighting Illini are just 1-4 in their last five games, and need to get back on track or they could end up missing the NCAA Tournament.
Indiana is coming off an impressive 78-61 win over Purdue, but it was just their third win in their last eight games. The other two wins came against two of the Bit Ten bottom feeders in Penn State and Iowa.
Indiana is just 5-18 ATS off a road win by 10 points or more since 1997, while Illinois is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games as a road underdog of 7.0-12.5. BET THE FIGHTING ILLINI!