CappersInfo is back with its Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Indiana Hoosiers picks and predictions, as we look to give you all of the college basketball advice and tips that you need to beat your online sportsbook for this crucial Friday night tilt.
Big Ten Tournament Picks: Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Friday, March 15th, 12:00 ET
Location: United Center, Chicago, IL
Illinois vs. Indiana Live TV: ESPN
Friday’s day of college hoops starts with a big battle in the Big Ten. The top seeded Hoosiers probably need to avoid a loss like this one to hang onto a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, while the Illini are trying to take a bigger move up the bracket for Sunday as well. Illinois really didn’t play a great game on Thursday against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, but it disposed of them in a low scoring battle to make it to Friday. Indiana is going to have a real score to settle with the Fighting Illini after losing to them in Champaign back on February 7th. The team is going to be laying a handful of points for sure in this one, and we think that it is the wise play to make. The Hoosiers are one of the best teams in the country, and they have proven it time and time again this year. We would actually be surprised if they didn’t go on to win the Big Ten Tournament, claiming that top seed in the process. The Illini just don’t have the horses to keep up with F Cody Zeller and the gang after a game like they just played on Thursday.
Illinois vs. Indiana Pick: Indiana Hoosiers -9
Big Ten Quarterfinals Prediction: Indiana 76 – Illinois 65