3*Ohio State/Illinois OVER 144
TRIPLE DIME CBB TOTAL DESTROYER
We use 3 CBB Models, all developed differently to pick different ways. They help us SPOT Potential Totals and all 3 have agreed that this number is too low. It is not the only thing we use but it is a starting point. We also use techniques that as far as I know have not yet been discovered by others including books. While these are not fail proof techniques they have been very profitable over the last few years. We also use offensive and defensive efficiency numbers, pace, projected pace, venue trends, league and division trends, injuries, along with other more "Standard" Handicapping Principles to get our final number.
Both teams have solid offensive efficiency and especially Ohio State which is #7 in the country for OE. Pace should be high as well with Illinois dictating that on their home court and ranked in the top 15% for Tempo. These teams have played OVER 4 of the last 5 times they have played each other. This number opened 146 and is down from that in the 144 to 144.5 range depending on where you bet but you can play the full 3* at 147.5 or better.