Illinois at Michigan Free College Basketball Picks & Odds 12/30/2014
by Josh Schonwald - 12/29/2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
On Tuesday afternoon, the Illinois Fighting Illini will face the Michigan Wolverines.
The Illinois Fighting Illini faced little opposition in their last game on Saturday as they easily dispatched the Kennesaw State Owls 93 - 45. The rout was on early as the Illini opened up on a 7 - 0 run. The Owls responded and kept pace with the Illini for a few minutes but they could hold on forever and Illinois eventually overpowered Kennesaw State. At the half, Illinois was up 54 - 18. Kennesaw State didn't take as big a beating in the 2nd half but they were so far behind that it really didn't matter. Rayvonte Rice led the way for Illinois with 21 points as the Illini shot 55% overall. The completion will be a lot stronger for Illinois on Tuesday and they will need a stronger effort to get past Michigan.
The Michigan Wolverines ended their 4 game losing streak on December 22nd after they beat the Coppin State Eagles 72 - 56. The Wolverines jumped out to the early lead after starting things with a 21 - 3 run. The beating continued for the remainder of the 1st half and Michigan went to the locker rooms at the half up 42 - 26. The points didn't come as easily for Michigan in the 2nd half but they had such a huge lead that Coppin State just didn't have enough left to really compete. The Wolverines were paced by Ricky Doyle's career high 16 points as they shot 47% from the field. That win should give the Wolverines confidence as they open up conference play against Illinois.
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
Illinois Fighting Illini are 5-6-0 Against the Spread
Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-6-0 against the Over/Under
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
Michigan Wolverines are 2-7-1 Against the Spread
Michigan Wolverines are 3-6-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Illinois Fighting Illini
11/13/14 G Tracy Abrams Knee out for season
12/02/14 F D.J. Wilson Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks