Illinois

Penn State

PICKS


Penn State -7 Point Spread
-110



Under 140 Game Totals
-110

Against the Spread Pick

Illinois is looking to get things back on track but it won’t be easy.  They just got dominated at Rutgers and even though that sounds odd nobody plays well at the RAC.  Things are not going to get much easier visiting Penn State who is second in the B10 right now. Also, leading scorer Ayo Dosumno, who is drawing the interest of the NBA is questionable.  Winning anywhere without your best player is difficult in such a competitive league. Penn State might not be in the Top 5 but they are on a big-time roll right now having won 8 in a row and covered in all of them. There is so much to like about this group. They are talented but also experienced and that seems to be why things are working so well. Lamar Stevens has to be in the running for B10 Player of the Year and he has the Nittany Lions second in the conference. I am not stepping in front of the PSU train.  Go with the home team here.

Over Under Pick

On their recent run, the Nittany Lions have had 3 overs and 5 unders.  This experienced group seems to a;always play under control.  No PG Dosumno hurts the Illini is so many ways and I am not going to predict they can shoot their way out of it. Take the under.