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Iowa vs. Illinois odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Dec. 6 predictions from proven computer model

The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Illinois Fighting Illini are set to square off in a Big Ten matchup at 7 p.m. ET Monday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes are 7-1 overall and 6-0 at home, while Illinois is 6-2 overall and 0-1 on the road. The Fighting Illini won the last three head-to-head matchups between these teams.

The Hawkeyes are favored by three points in the latest Iowa vs. Illinois odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 151. Before entering any Illinois vs. Iowa picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns. 

Now, the model has set its sights on Iowa vs. Illinois. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Illinois vs. Iowa:

  • Iowa vs. Illinois spread: Iowa -3
  • Iowa vs. Illinois over-under: 151 points

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What you need to know about Iowa

Iowa came up short against the No. 2 Purdue Boilermakers this past Friday, falling 77-70. Forward Patrick McCaffery (15 points) and guard Tony Perkins (14 points) were the top scorers for Iowa. The Hawkeyes struggled behind the arc, knocking down just 23.8 percent of their 21 three-point attempts.

Iowa possesses one of the best offenses in the nation and ranks fourth with 91.0 points per game. Sophomore Keegan Murray leads the way with 24.6 points per game which leads not only the Big Ten but all of Division I. Murray is also filling up the stat sheet with averages of 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

What you need to know about Illinois

Meanwhile, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights typically have all the answers at home, but this past Friday Illinois proved too difficult a challenge. Illinois took its game at home with ease, bagging an 86-51 win over the Scarlet Knights. The Fighting Illini relied on the efforts of guard Alfonso Plummer, who had 24 points, and center Kofi Cockburn, who posted a double-double on 15 rebounds and 13 points.

Cockburn was a consensus All-American last year as he led the Big Ten in rebounds per game while finishing fifth in scoring. He’s off to an even better start this year despite being suspended for the first three games of the season. Cockburn is averaging 24.0 PPG which would be second in the nation behind Murray if Cockburn had played in enough games to qualify for the leaderboard.

How to make Iowa vs. Illinois picks

The model has simulated Illinois vs. Iowa 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Iowa vs. Illinois? And which side of the spread hits almost 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned over $2,200 on its college basketball picks the last five-plus years, and find out.

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