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Picks, predictions for Ohio State vs. Illinois on Tuesday, January 24

Illinois looks to shake off its most recent loss while hosting Ohio State on Tuesday.

NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Nebraska Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

The Illinois Fighting Illini will host the Ohio State Buckeyes in some Big Ten college basketball action on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET while airing on ESPN.

Let’s take a look at the odds and lines on DraftKings Sportsbook and make some picks.

Ohio State vs. Illinois odds

Spread: Illinois -4
Over/Under: 145
Moneyline: Illinois -180, OSU +155

Illinois (13-6, 4-4 Big Ten) found itself on a nice run while winning four Big Ten games in a row. The Indiana Hoosiers put an end to that on Thursday, beating the Illini handedly by a score of 80-65. Terrence Shannon Jr. led Illinois with 26 points in that game, but no other player scored more than 10.

Ohio State (11-8, 3-5 Big Ten) noticed the exact opposite as Illinois in recent games. The Buckeyes lost four Big Ten games in a row, then beat Iowa 93-77 on Saturday. The offensive outburst was led by Brice Sensabaugh, who came through with 27 points and five rebounds. Isaac Likekele poured in 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists against the Hawkeyes.

The Pick: Illinois -4

Illinois recent mishap against Indiana is probably more of a misnomer than a sign of things to come. After all, the Fighting Illini looked like a top team in the conference in the weeks prior to that. This is a great spot for Illinois to get back into its rhythm against an Ohio State squad that has dropped three straight road games.