Dave's College Basketball Picks, Feb.12: Illinois at Northwestern

dave darbySenior Analyst IFebruary 12, 2009

#22 Illinois (19-5, 7-4) at Northwestern (13-8, 4-6)

Line: Illinois -2.5

The Illinois rollercoaster continued Sunday with a 66-48 victory over a shorthanded Purdue team. Illinois regained their shooting touch and had 21 assist against just 9 turnovers. Sitting in second place in the Big Ten, Illinois has 4 other teams within a game of them in the standings.

Northwestern dropped a road game against Iowa 56-51 on Saturday halting a three game winning streak. The teams were evenly matched, but Iowa came through with a big three pointer in the last minute to pull away at the end.


Illinois is 12-8-1 against the spread including 4-3 on the road

Northwestern is 9-8 against the spread including 6-3 at home

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