February 27 CBB Lines

The February 16 CBB lines are live on BetRivers.com, and although the Tuesday night college basketball schedule is not a loaded slate, there are two games that provide a great betting advantage.

Rob Dauster, a longtime national college basketball writer, and co-founder of the Field of 68 Podcast Network breaks down the February 16 CBB lines for No. 5 Illinois vs. Northwestern in the Big Ten, and Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State in the Big XII.

Boosted Bets: Tuesday CBB Special

  • Florida and Michigan State each cover +4.5. Was +314, NOW +375

Tuesday, February 16 CBB Lines & Predictions

NORTHWESTERN (6-12, 3-11) at #5 ILLINOIS (14-5, 10-3), 9 p.m. ET
MONEYLINE: Illinois -1000, Northwestern +650
SPREAD: Illinois -12.5
OVER/UNDER: 144.5 points
Click here for the full list of Illinois-Northwestern Odds.

The last time that these two teams got together, it did not go well for the Wildcats.

Northwestern went into halftime with a 43-28 lead over Illinois. They would score 13 more points in the game, and ended up losing by 25.

Yeah.

That’s a 53-13 second-half run for Brad Underwood’s team, and things really have not gotten any better for the Wildcats. After a 3-0 start to Big Ten play got them ranked in the top 25, Northwestern has lost 11 straight games. Part of that is just the overall brutal nature of the Big Ten, but a lot of it has to do with the fact that what Northwestern was trying to do offensively was pretty gimmicky. It got figured out, and now they are in a position where everyone knows what they want to do and how they want to do it.

That’s not a good thing when you’re going to be at a talent deficit.

Throw in the fact that Illinois is coming off of a pretty ugly performance ont he road against NEbraska, and I really like this spot for the Illini and potential National Player of the Year, Ayo Dosunmu.

IOWA STATE (2-14, 0-11) at OKLAHOMA STATE (13-6, 6-6), 6 p.m. ET
MONEYLINE: Oklahoma State -715, Iowa State +500
SPREAD: Oklahoma State -11
OVER/UNDER: 147.5 points
Click here for the full list of Oklahoma State-Iowa State odds.

I’ve been on Iowa State for about a week, but it’s time to do an about face here.

The Cyclones have been back to 100 percent for a few games, and while they were competitive in the Big 12 for a while, they are coming off of back-to-back pastings at the hands of the Kansas Jayhawks.

This season has gone to hell for Steve Prohm’s team, and I can’t imagine anything that is less enticing for a club that cannot guard dribble penetration than having to go up against Cade Cunningham, who badly needs a get-right game after struggling over the course of his last two or three weeks.

He’s hit the freshman wall.

I expect him to plow through that wall today against Iowa State.

Go Pokes.