2013 College Basketball Michigan vs. Illinois Picks & Predictions

2013 College Basketball Michigan vs. Illinois Picks & Predictions

2013 College Basketball Michigan vs. Illinois Picks & Predictions
By ATSSportsline.com

CHAMPAIGN, IL (ATS Consultants) – No. 2 Michigan could take over the top spot in the national rankings if it can knock off Illinois at Assembly Hall tonight at 6:00PM ET.

ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Michigan as a 6-point favorite over Illinois for tonight’s game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 139.5 points. The Wolverines enter play with an 18-1 overall record and are 5-1 in the Big Ten, while the Illini are 15-5 overall and 2-4 in conference play.

LINE MOVEMENT: Michigan opened as a 6-point favorite and while the line is 6.5 at some books, it's stayed at 6 at most places. As for the total, it opened at 140.5 but has been bet down one full point to 139.5.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 53% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Wolvines. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

NCAA FREE PICK: Take Michigan. According to latest college basketball trends, Michigan is 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 road games, 27-11-1 ATS in their last 39 vs. Big Ten,  9-4 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games and is 41-20-2 ATS in their last 63 games overall. Illinois is 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. Big Ten,  8-22 ATS in their last 30 Sunday games, 0-4 ATS last 4 in series, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win.

Michigan has won two straight after falling to Ohio State on Jan. 13, 56-53. They routed Purdue at home on Jan. 24, 68-53, giving 15. Illinois is coming off a 71-51 road win over Nebraska giving 5. Michigan could move to #1 with a win. Trey Burke leads Michigan with 17.8 points per game. Glen Robinson II adds an impressive array of athleticism and power. Illinois needs a big game from guard Brandon Paul, who is second in the Big 10 in scoring with 18ppg. After starting 8-0 at Assembly Hall, the Fighting Illini have dropped their last two home contests - double-digit affairs to Minnesota and Northwestern. Those games were part of a three-game losing streak for Illinois. Under first-year coach John Groce, Illinois is still a work-in progress. They already held a players-only meeting before meeting Nebraska. Expect talent to take over as the Wolverines roll on the road.

SUNDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES -6

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