Illinois vs. Iowa odds, line: 2020 college basketball picks, Feb. 2 predictions from proven computer model

The No. 19 Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 18 Iowa Hawkeyes will face off Sunday in a Big Ten battle at 1 p.m. ET at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa is 15-6 overall and 10-1 at home, while Illinois is 16-5 overall and 4-3 on the road. Illinois has won seven straight games, while Iowa saw its' five-game winning streak snapped Thursday night by Maryland.

Illinois is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games against Iowa, while Iowa is 0-5 against the spread in its last five February games. The Hawkeyes are favored by 4.5-points in the latest Iowa vs. Illinois odds, while the over-under is set at 146.5. Before entering any Illinois vs. Iowa picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has crushed its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread the past three years, returning $2,770 to $100 players. It also enters Week 13 of the 2019-20 season on a 22-13 run on all top-rated college basketball picks. Anybody who followed it during that span has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Iowa vs. Illinois. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Illinois vs. Iowa:

  • Illinois vs. Iowa spread: Iowa -4.5
  • Illinois vs. Iowa over-under: 146.5 points
  • Illinois vs. Iowa money line: Iowa -204, Illinois +172

What you need to know about Iowa

The Hawkeyes came up short against 15th-ranked Maryland on Thursday night, falling 82-72. Luka Garza led Iowa with 21 points, while Joe Wieskamp scored 17 points and CJ Fredrick chipped in 12 points. Garza leads the Hawkeyes with 23 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Iowa enters Sunday's matchup ranked 20th in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 79.2 points per game. 

In addition to their explosive offense, the Hawkeyes have been dominant against the Fighting Illini recently. In fact, Iowa is 4-1 in its last five meetings against Illinois.

What you need to know about Illinois

The Fighting Illini were able to grind out a solid victory Thursday over the Minnesota Golden Gophers, winning 59-51. Andres Feliz led Illinois with 17 points and eight rebounds, and center Kofi Cockburn added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Ayo Dosunmu leads Illinois with 16 points and 3.4 assists per game, with Cockburn pulling down a team-high 9.4 rebounds per outing. 

Illinois is averaging 74.6 points per game on offense, but its been the defense that has been carrying the Fighting Illini. Illinois is giving up just 63.9 points per game this season and the Fighting Illini are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games. 

How to make Illinois vs. Iowa picks

The model has simulated Iowa vs. Illinois 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Iowa vs. Illinois? And which side of the spread cashes in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Illinois vs. Iowa spread you need to jump on Sunday, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.  

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