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How and what to watch for No. 19 Illinois vs. Indiana

Illinois will go up against an Indiana team that has had plenty of time off between games.

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Illinois Fighting Illini guard Ayo Dosunmu makes a three point basket against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the second half at the State Farm Center.  Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

The Illinois Fighting Illini ended January with a big win and will look to keep that rolling when they head on the road to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Tuesday night.

Illinois (11-5, 7-3 Big Ten) beat a top-10 Iowa Hawkeyes team 80-75 on Friday night after losing two of their last three games coming into the matchup. Ayo Dosunmu went for 25 points, and Trent Frazier had a season-high 24 points in the win. The two combined for seven 3-pointers to lead the Illini. Dosunmu is averaging 21.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists.

Indiana (9-7, 4-5 Big Ten) hasn’t played since Sunday, January 24th after their game against the Michigan Wolverines was postponed. In the last time out, the Hoosiers followed up a big road win over Iowa with a 74-70 home loss to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. In that game, Indiana was led by Armaan Franklin’s 14 points as he knocked down three of four three-point shots, but he has been battling an ankle injury and could be limited if he’s able to play.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Illinois vs. Indiana on Tuesday, February 2nd at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends (Updated 5:30 p.m.)

Point spread: Illinois -2.5
Point total: 142.5
Money line: Illinois -143, Indiana +120

Betting Splits (Updated 5:30 p.m.)

Illinois: 84% of handle, 83% of bets
Indiana: 16% of handle, 17% of bets

  • Illinois is 6-2 straight up and against the spread their last eight games.
  • The total went under in six of Illinois’ last seven games, and Indiana hit the over in four of their last five.
  • Indiana is 7-0 straight up in their last seven home games against Illinois.

The Best Bet

This game features two of the best players in the Big Ten in Dosumnu and Tracye Jackson-Davis. The difference is the Illini have a better supporting cast, and their bigs should be the difference here. When Illinois is clicking, as they were against Iowa in their last win, they’re as good as anyone in America.

Pick: Illinois -2.5

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