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Basketball Pick: Illinois vs. Ohio State

As an exciting Big Ten season rolls on the Ohio State Buckeyes will play host to the Illinois Fighting Illini on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. Both of these teams will be trying to stop four-game losing streaks when they meet inside Value City Arena.

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Football Pick: Michigan State Spartans vs. Illinois

The Michigan State Spartans offense had trouble getting going early in the year, but the defense has been dominating all year long. Michigan State enters this Big Ten contest with a 6-1 record overall, and they are 3-0 in the Big Ten. Illinois has already won more games than they did last year. The Fighting Illini enter this one with a 3-3 record. They are 0-2 in the Big Ten.

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Football Pick: Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Pick

The Cincinnati Bearcats throttled the Purdue Boilermakers at home last weekend. This week they’ll face another team near (or at) the bottom of the Big Ten standings in the Illinois Fighting Illini. This time the Bearcats will be on the road, but they are still a pretty heavy favorite in this one. Can the Illini pull off the upset at home?

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2013 College Football Betting: Top 10 Worst ATS Teams from 2012

The clock is ticking towards the start of the 2013 college football betting campaign, and as a part of the preparation for the year, we take a look at the Top 10 Worst ATS teams in the country from 2012.

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Illinois vs. Miami NCAA Tournament Pick

On Sunday, the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Miami Hurricanes are going to do battle in what should be a great clash in Austin, where both sides will be hoping to get to the Sweet 16.

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Colorado vs. Illinois Pick

The 7/10 game in the East Region tips on Friday afternoon at 4:40 p.m. in Austin, where the Colorado Buffaloes will take on the Illinois Fighting Illini in what could be one of the more competitive games on the second round docket in the NCAA Tournament.

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Illinois vs. Ohio State Pick

The final day of college basketball’s regular season tips off at Value City Arena in Columbus, where the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Illinois Fighting Illini will do battle on the NCAA basketball betting lines.

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Indiana Hoosiers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Pick

Can the Indiana Hoosiers stay at the top of the college basketball rankings for more than a week? Every top team of late has been losing in their first week at the top, and the Hoosiers will get a couple tests on the road in Big Ten play this week. Indiana must travel to Ohio State on Sunday, but they can’t overlook the Fighting Illini. Illinois has been struggling of late, but winning in Champaign has been tough for the last few years.

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Pick

First year Coach John Groce has the Illinois Fighting Illini off to a 9-0 start. Mark Few and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are also 9-0. The Fighting Illini are ranked 14th in the nation and Gonzaga is 10th in the nation. Groce did a great job with the Ohio Bobcats last year, and he is off to a great start with Illinois. Gonzaga has a great home court advantage and this should be a huge game between two unbeaten teams.

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Penn State vs. Illinois Pick

The non-conference schedule has been brutal for the Big Ten. The Big Ten has been the media’s punching bad, and for good reason, all through the first four weeks of the season. This is the week where the Big Ten starts to play against each other. Someone has to get off to a hot start inside conference play. Penn State travels to Champaign to take on the Fighting Illini this Saturday.

Bill O’Brien has an extremely difficult job this year. The Penn State Nittany Lions offseason was the toughest any football program has gone through in years.

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