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Predictions: Indiana Vs. Illinois

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IU head coach Archie Miller and the Hoosiers host Illinois on Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on BTN.

Check out our predictions plus others for the contest below.

IU head coach Archie Miller and the Hoosiers host Illinois on Wednesday night.
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Jordan Wells: Indiana 77, Illinois 66 - Yes, Illinois beat IU in their late January matchup, but that was before IU rolled out its new and improved lineup. The Illini were also really hungry for their first conference win - they had an opportunity and pounced on it. I like IU's odds to build on their two-game winning streak here.

Stu Jackson: Indiana 80, Illinois 65 - Indiana struggled against Illinois' guard pressure in the second half of its close loss in Champaign last month. However, Illini guards have yet to play in an environment like Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall this season. The Hoosiers have a chance to secure a first round bye in the Big Ten Tournament and surpass their Big Ten regular season win total from last year, which, combined with the comfort of playing at home, seems like it would be enough motivation for it to come out with a victory and extend its winning streak to three games.

Additional Projections:

Kenpom.com: Indiana 75, Illinois 68 - 73 percent chance Indiana wins.

Vegas Spread: Indiana is listed as an 8.5-point favorite.


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