Illinois vs Wisconsin Prediction NCAAB Picks 3/17

Illinois vs Wisconsin Prediction NCAAB Picks 3/17

© Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

 

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini: Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an exhilarating showdown between the Wisconsin Badgers (22-12, 11-9 CONF) and the Illinois Fighting Illini (25-8, 14-6 CONF) in the Big Ten Tournament Final on March 17, 2024, at 12:30 PM at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. Tune in to CBS to catch all the action live.

 

Team Reviews

Wisconsin Badgers (22-12)

The Wisconsin Badgers have had a solid season, led by the scoring prowess of A. Storr and the distribution skills of C. Hepburn. With momentum on their side after three consecutive victories, including an impressive win against Maryland in the semifinals, the Badgers are poised to make a statement in the Big Ten Tournament Final.

Last 5 Games:

  • vs NU: W70-61
  • vs MD: W87-56
  • @ PUR: L78-70
  • vs RUTG: W78-66
  • vs ILL: L91-83

 

Illinois Fighting Illini (25-8)

The Illinois Fighting Illini have been impressive this season, boasting a strong record and a talented roster. Led by the scoring prowess of T. Shannon Jr. and the leadership of M. Domask, Illinois enters the Big Ten Tournament Final with confidence after securing three consecutive wins.

Last 5 Games:

  • vs OSU: W77-74
  • @ IOWA: W73-61
  • vs PUR: L77-71
  • @ WIS: W91-83
  • vs MINN: W105-97

 

Wisconsin vs Illinois Odds

Team Spread Total Moneyline
Wisconsin Badgers +2.5 (EVEN) o149.5 (-105) +130
Illinois Fighting Illini -2.5 (-120) u149.5 (-115) -150

 

Prediction

Expect the Wisconsin Badgers to cover the +2.5 points spread against the Illinois Fighting Illini. Here's why:

Wisconsin has already proven they can compete with Illinois, having played them closely in their previous encounter. Despite the loss, Wisconsin showed resilience and the ability to match up well against Illinois.

With momentum on their side after three consecutive victories, including a dominant performance against Maryland in the semifinals, the Badgers are playing with confidence and determination.

Additionally, Wisconsin boasts a balanced offensive attack led by A. Storr, which can pose challenges for Illinois' defense. If they can continue to execute their game plan effectively, Wisconsin has a strong chance of keeping this game close and potentially pulling off the upset.

Considering Wisconsin's recent form and their ability to compete with top teams, expect them to put up a strong fight in the Big Ten Tournament Final and cover the +2.5 points spread.

 

Pick: Wisconsin Badgers +2.5 Spread

Upgrade to View Prediction

 

Winnings $94,500
last 30 days winnings $0
Yesterday winnings $0
Top Sport NCAAB
W-L-D 308 - 140 - 2
Winnings % 68%
Winnings $31,130
last 30 days winnings $0
Yesterday winnings $0
Top Sport NCAAB
W-L-D 404 - 267 - 5
Winnings % 60%
Winnings $2,680
last 30 days winnings $0
Yesterday winnings $0
Top Sport MLB
W-L-D 78 - 52 - 1
Winnings % 60%