5* Big Ten Game of the Year
Purdue vs. Illinois,
02/15/2012 20:30 EDT,
Score: 67 - 62
Point Spread: -3½/-105 Illinois
5* Big Ten Game of the Year on Illinois -3.5
Extremely motivated by 3 consecutive defeats, and with a 6-game losing streak to Purdue also stoking the fire, expect Illinois to bounce back strong at home, where it is 12-2 on the season.
Illinois has been a force to be reckoned with on its home floor where it is winning by an average of 10.4 points and has wins over Ohio State and Michigan State.
Regulars remember that we played on Illinois on Jan. 31 following 3 straight conference defeats and watched the Fighting Illini upset Michigan State. In fact, Illinois is 7-0 ATS all-time under coach Weber when checking into a game off 3 straight losses to conference foes. The Illini have won by an average of 9.2 points in this situation. We'll lay the points.