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2/26 07:30 PM EST CB (845) ILLINOIS VS (846) NEBRASKA.
Take: UNDER THE TOTAL.
Reason: Your free pick for Sunday, February 26, 2017 comes in college hoops as Illinois and Nebraska battle. A pair of defensive teams, with Illinois on a 9-2 under the total run, off 66-50 win over Northwestern. The Under is 45-18 in the Fighting Illini's last 63 road games. Nebraska is at home, just #13 in scoring in Big 10 in scoring, home from two-game trip. That included winning 58-57 at Ohio State, going under the total by 24 points. They prefer a slow pace, and the Under is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings. Play Illionis/Neb Under the total.
Free Pick - Rickenbach CBB Game #846 Sunday - UNDER the total in Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Illini @ 7:30 ET - The Cornhuskers allowed a ridiculous 88 points at Michigan State Thursday. In what is now a very winnable home, and off of that horrific performance on defense, look for the Huskers to play some D here. Nebraska, when off of a game where they allowed 80 points or more, has gone 5-2 to the under this season, 9-5 to the under the L3 seasons, and 29-13 to the under long-term. Illinois is 10-5 to the under this season as an underdog. Also, in February games the Illini have trended under including 4 of 5 this season and 13-6 to the under the L3 seasons and 70-40 to the under in February games long-term. Illinois has been playing much better defense of late and that helped them get a big win over Northwestern Tuesday. The significance in that is that the under is 14-6 the past 3 seasons combined when the Illini are off of a win in conference action. Overall, look for the under to improve to 9-1 in Illinois' last 10 games with another one falling short of the number Sunday evening. The line move has opened tremendous value here as the total has risen from 133 yesterday to a 138 here on game day. Grab the value! Free Pick on UNDER the total in Nebraska Sunday evening. Best of luck, Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach
Jack's Free Pick Sunday: Nebraska -3.5
I like the Nebraska Cornhuskers as short home favorites today against the Illinois Fighting Illini. These are two of the worst teams in the Big Ten, but the Huskers are clearly better than their record would indicate as they have taken some of the best teams in the conference down to the wire.
Indeed, they beat Purdue 83-80 at home and lost in overtime at home to Wisconsin, which are the two best teams in the conference. They also upset Maryland on the road earlier this season, which is the third-best team in the league. The Huskers can clearly play with anyone.
Now they take on an Illinois team that is just 2-5 SU & 2-5 ATS in true road games this season. The Fighting Illini are getting outscored by 9.4 pionts per game on the road this season. The home team has won five of the last six meetings between these teams.
The Fighting Illini are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 games as a road underdog of 0.5-6.5 points. The Cornhuskers are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games as a home favorite of 0.5-6.5 points. Bet Nebraska Sunday.
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