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Illinois Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats Free Pick

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Jan/07/2021

Gambling911.com has a free pick for Thursday night's Illinois Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats game.  Northwestern is a +6 underdog.  Jazz Sports (established 1994) offers a generous welcome bonus (max bonus $1000)

  1. The home team has won in eight of the last ten of this series.
  2. Using the +6 spread, Northwestern has covered in five of the last six games of this series. 
  3. Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.

The Wildcats (6-3, 3-2) jumped out to a 3-0 conference start that pushed the team into the top 25 for the first time since 2017. However, Northwestern dropped out of the rankings after losses to Iowa, 87-72, and Michigan, 85-66, last week.

Northwestern has five players averaging at least nine points per game. Miller Kopp leads the team with 14.4 points per game on 53.8 percent shooting from the field and 54.3 percent shooting from 3-point range.

The Wildcats are getting great production from their two primary big men. Ryan Young averages 9.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game off the bench, while Pete Nance averages 11.7 points and 6.1 rebounds.

Illinois is ranked 5th in the nation.

Our pick will be on Northwestern +6

RECORD UPDATED JANUARY 7, 2021 11:02 pm ET

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- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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