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Nebraska at Illinois 2/4/24 - College Basketball Betting Odds and Picks

Posted on 4 February 2024 by Cameron Ross

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini


Feb. 04, 2024

TV: n/a
Latest Odds : ILL -9 ; O/U 154

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will be back on the road Sunday with a game in Illinois against the Illinois Fighting Illini. Nebraska is 10 games above .500 having won 3 of the last four following an 8 point come from behind win against Wisconsin. Offensively the Cornhuskers have played well averaging 77.4 points 45% from the floor. Defensively Nebraska has been strong allowing just 7.2 points per game despite giving up 72 in their victory against Wisconsin.

Rienk Mast has led Nebraska this season averaging 13.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, and three assists. Brice Williams is averaging 13.3 points and Keisei Tominaga averages 13.1 points per game. Juwan Gary is averaging 11.5 points per game as the fourth player in double figures.

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Illinois returns home Sunday 11 games above .500 as the number 14 ranked team in the country. Illinois comes into Sunday on a 2 game win streak following a 12 point victory over Ohio State. Defensively Illinois has held their own allowing just 69 points per game this season. Offensively Illinois is rolling 82.3 points on a blistering 46.3% shooting from the floor.

Defensively Illinois did the work in their last outing giving up just 75 points on 50% shooting and forced 6 turnovers after winning the rebounding battle. Offensively Illinois dominated pouring in 51.7% of their shots and knocked down 7 triples to score 87 points in the game. Terrence Shannon Jr. led the way for Illinois with 23 points on 17 shots.

Recent Betting Trends:

* The total has gone OVER in 9 of Nebraska's last 11 games.

* Nebraska are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.

* Nebraska are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games against Illinois.

* Illinois are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games.

* The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois' last 6 games.

Free Betting Pick: Nebraska Cornhuskers +9

The Nebraska Cornhuskers come into this game following a huge come from behind win over a top 10 team. The Cornhuskers have the talent and heart to battle with the best teams in the country. Take Nebraska Sunday to do enough to keep things within the number. Final Score Prediction, Illinois Fighting Illini win but the Nebraska Cornhuskers cover 75-71.

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