ASA Free Play Saturday CBB
(NCAAB) Illinois vs. Minnesota, 02/20/2021 3:30 PM, Score: 94 - 63
Point Spread: 5.50 | -102.00 Minnesota (Home)
Result: Loss
#658 ASA CBB FREE PLAY ON Minnesota +5.5 over Illinois, Saturday at 3:30 PM ET - The Gophers have quite possibly the largest home/road dichotomy in the entire country. At home they are a 13-1 while they remain winless on the road. Good thing for them this game is at the Old Barn in Minneapolis. The Gophs should be ready for this rematch after getting embarrassed at Illinois earlier this season 65-92 as a 9-point dog. The Gophers shot just 28% overall, 25% from 3-point which isn’t a surprise as their offense has struggled all season on the road. Illinois has won 6 straight games but 4 of those wins have come right down to the final minute of play including 2 wins in OT @ Indiana and @ Nebraska, two lower half Big 10 teams. Meanwhile, Minnesota has beaten many of the top rated teams in the Big 10 at home including Ohio State by 17, Michigan by 18, and Iowa by 7. Host has covered 5 straight in this series and Minnesota is now 8-1 ATS their last 9 home games. We think the Gophers have a great shot at the upset here but even if not, it should be close and getting 5.5 points gives us a cushion in this one.