I don’t bet on a few teams (well, 2). The Steelers and the Illini. I just don’t. However, at 2.5, I’ll bet every beach house I ever own. Give me UI -2.5 ALL DAY.Kenpom has Illinois winning by 2. Seems like that will be the line, maybe a bit more. I'll guess Illinois -2.5.
Forget the rivalry, we need this one from a resume standpoint. Yes, the rivalry brings some spice to it, but bigger than that, we need a "decent" road/neutral site win.I would like to see Missouri get relevant again so the game rocks like the old days. Just not under Martin.
I really think Kofi is going to have his way with Tilmon.
I really wish we had gotten Pickett. Like Goodwin those types of guys really can make a team. Damonte has it but not the scoring.
This is one reason I am so sad that we are at a (TEMPORARY) spot of not being able to do the United Center game ... I mean, besides the fact that I now live in Chicago and could actually go. Seriously, though, we had a unique pitch to recruits (you're going to play on the Bulls' court in Chicago and in a high-profile rivalry game in St. Louis every single year, no matter what), but it also meant that we had a very decent chance at two neutral court victories vs. decent opponents every non-conference season. I think next year, it will be back.Forget the rivalry, we need this one from a resume standpoint. Yes, the rivalry brings some spice to it, but bigger than that, we need a "decent" road/neutral site win.
Missouri isn't very good, however they're decent enough to where a neutral site win would be a net positive.