/Ohio State vs. Illinois odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Jan. 16 predictions from proven model
Ohio State vs. Illinois odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Jan. 16 predictions from proven model

Ohio State vs. Illinois odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Jan. 16 predictions from proven model

A Big Ten battle is on tap between the No. 21 Ohio State Buckeyes and the No. 14 Illinois Fighting Illini at noon ET on Saturday at State Farm Center. The Fighting Illini are 9-4 overall and 6-1 at home, while OSU is 10-3 overall and 2-3 on the road. Illinois is 8-5 against spread and Ohio State has a 7-6 ATS mark.

The Fighting Illini are favored by 6.5 points in the latest Illinois vs. Ohio State odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 146. Before entering any Ohio State vs. Illinois 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 four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,000 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 Illinois vs. Ohio State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Ohio State vs. Illinois:

  • Illinois vs. Ohio State spread: Illinois -6.5
  • Illinois vs. Ohio State over-under: 146 points
  • Illinois vs. Ohio State money line: Illinois -270; Ohio State +220

What you need to know about Illinois

Illinois fell 66-63 to the Maryland Terrapins last Sunday. That was the first time this season Illinois lost at home. One thing holding Illinois back was the mediocre play of guard Andre Curbelo. He finished with only eight points on 4-for-12 shooting in his 26 minutes on the court.

That setback snapped a four-game winning streak for Illinois. The Fighting Illini had also covered in all four of those victories. Guard Ayo Dosunmu leads the team with 22.4 points per game, while center Kofi Cockburn averages 17.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest.

What you need to know about Ohio State

Meanwhile, OSU picked up a 81-71 win over the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday. Four players on the Buckeyes scored in the double digits: guard Duane Washington Jr. (23), forward Justice Sueing (13), forward Justin Ahrens (12) and forward Kyle Young (12).

The Buckeyes have now won three out of their last four. They’ve also covered in those three victories. They’re on a 5-2 run overall against the spread. Washington Jr. leads the way with 15.7 points per game, and the Buckeyes have been solid on the defensive end, giving up just 66.7 points per game.

How to make Illinois vs. Ohio State picks

The model has simulated Illinois vs. Ohio State 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Illinois vs. Ohio State? And which side of the spread is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college basketball picks