Let’s take a look at the odds and lines on DraftKings Sportsbook and make some picks.
Ohio State vs. Illinois odds
Spread: Illinois -4
Moneyline: Illinois -180, OSU +155
Illinois (13-6, 4-4 Big Ten) found itself on a nice run while winning four Big Ten games in a row. The Indiana Hoosiers put an end to that on Thursday, beating the Illini handedly by a score of 80-65. Terrence Shannon Jr. led Illinois with 26 points in that game, but no other player scored more than 10.
Ohio State (11-8, 3-5 Big Ten) noticed the exact opposite as Illinois in recent games. The Buckeyes lost four Big Ten games in a row, then beat Iowa 93-77 on Saturday. The offensive outburst was led by Brice Sensabaugh, who came through with 27 points and five rebounds. Isaac Likekele poured in 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists against the Hawkeyes.
The Pick: Illinois -4
Illinois recent mishap against Indiana is probably more of a misnomer than a sign of things to come. After all, the Fighting Illini looked like a top team in the conference in the weeks prior to that. This is a great spot for Illinois to get back into its rhythm against an Ohio State squad that has dropped three straight road games.