Maryland Terrapins vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Free NCAAB Pick - Odds - ATS Prediction

December 3, 8:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Maryland -2.5

The Illinois Fighting Illini (6-2) host the Maryland Terrapins (6-3) in a Big 10 game that will take place at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois at 8:00 PM ET. Maryland are the 2.5-point road favorite with a total line on the board at 148.

Maryland was at home in their latest playing in their Big 10-opener where they lost to a very good Purdue team 80-75. Anthony Cowan was the high scorer for the Terrapins with 20 points on 5/12 shooting also hitting four of his seven 3-pointers and he also had six rebounds. Isaac Haas was the high scorer for the Boilermakers with 21 points on 10/13 shooting and he also had five rebounds and four blocks. While Maryland had 16 offensive boards in the game and only gave up six they only shot 34.9% from the floor while Purdue shot 50.9%. The Terrapins failed to cover the spread as a 3.5-point underdog losing by five and the total points of 155 sailed over the 147 closing line. Maryland has now lost two in a row and three of their last four games.

In their last game Illinois was on the road in their Big 10-opener and lost to Northwestern 72-68 in OT. Leron Black was the high scorer for the Fighting Illini going off for 15 points on 5/11 shooting and he also had seven rebounds. Reserve Scottie Lindsey was the high scorer for the Wildcats with 22 points on 6/17 shooting and he hit three of his seven 3-pointers. Northwestern outscored Illinois by four points in the 2nd half and they held them to only five points in overtime. For the game Illinois shot 41.5% from the floor and while they held Northwestern to 39% shooting they only had a 3-pt FG% of 16.7% (3/18). The Fighting Illini covered the spread in the game as a 5.5-point underdog with the total going Under. After winning their first two games of the season Illinois has now also lost two straight.

Maryland ranks tied for 155th in the nation in ppg and 41st in opponents’ ppg and Illinois ranks tied for 45th in ppg and 150th in opponents’ ppg.

Last season Maryland beat Illinois twice.

This season Maryland is 4-3 ATS with an O/U record of 2-4 and Illinois is 3-2 ATS with an O/U record of 1-4.


Maryland: 84.89
Illinois: 78.55



Maryland vs Ilinios Key Betting Trends

  • MARY is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games
  • MARY is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Big 10 games
  • MARY has an Over record of 3-0-1 in their last 4 road games
  • ILL is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games
  • ILL is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Big 10 games
  • ILL has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games

Maryland is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against Illinois.

Maryland at Illionois Prediction Dec/3/2017

Their records are similar with the Terrapins 6-3 and the Illini 6-2, but there's a large desparity in competition. Sure Illinois is 6-0 at home, but three of their games were against such over-matched teams that no line was offered. When facing decent opposition there scoring fell well off and that's what i think will happen tonight. Maryland has held opponents to 63.6 points per game on 38.5% shooting and anything near that tonight should result in an easy victory.

Free Pick: 
Take Maryland -2.5 (CK)