The Marquette Golden Eagles are taking on the Illinois Fighting Illini at the State Farm Center tonight in what looks to be another fun, ranked matchup. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball betting picks, odds, betting trends and KenPom Rankings, then give our Marquette vs Illinois prediction for the game tonight.
Marquette vs Illinois Prediction | College Basketball Game Tonight
No. 4 Marquette Golden Eagles (2-0, 0-0 Big East) vs. No. 23 Illinois Fighting Illini (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2022
Time: 8 PM EST
Venue: State Farm Center — Champaign, IL
Marquette vs Illinois College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds
Moneyline: MARQ: (+105) | ILL: (-125)
Point Spread: MARQ: +1.5 (-110) | ILL: -1.5 (-110)
Total: 147.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
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KenPom Rankings are from KenPom.com
Marquette vs Illinois College Basketball Betting Trends
- Marquette is 1-1 against the spread (ATS) this season.
- The OVER is 2-0 for Marquette this season.
- Illinois is 0-2 ATS this season.
- The UNDER is 2-0 for Illinois this season.
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Marquette vs Illinois Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks
This is the second time in the last three seasons that these two teams have matched up. Previously, Marquette outlasted Illinois, 67-66, at Fiserv Forum in 2021. This year, Vegas seems to think this game will be a close one as well.
Marquette has steamrolled Northern Illinois and Rider while Illinois had trouble with Oakland after an opening win over Eastern Illinois. With just over seven minutes left, Illinois was tied at 48 with Oakland before locking it down late at home.
Illinois is a solid team, but I just don’t see this how Vegas does. Marquette is nearly the same exact team as last year and has hit the ground running. Illinois on the other hand has had plenty of turnover and just one player currently averaging over 10 points per game. It is definitely hard for opponents to win on the road in Champaign, but Marquette’s hot offense and harassing defense should be more than able to get it done. Bet Marquette to take this game straight up.
Our college basketball betting Marquette vs Illinois prediction tonight will be Marquette +105 at BetUS.
For what it’s worth, the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Illinois a 60.8% chance to win.