My comment on the question of whether or not we were going to cover today below. Next time you'll know. :-)
In the five games the Bucks were favored by 16 points or more (UCF, CAL, UAB, IND & PUR), they have not covered. I took the points and cashed in the four games after UCF.
However, ILL is 0-5 in Big 10 play, are 2-6 overall with the two wins coming against W. MI & Charleston Southern and have not covered in any of their other games, including this past weekend where they were favored by 2.5 points again IN, a game in which I won and covered by taking IN with the points.
ILL only averages 18 pts/game, but gives up nearly 31, and they also give up 4 yds/carry and 152 yds/game on the ground. We are 7th in the country with 5.5 yds/carry.
This is the first big spread I actually like for the Bucks and think they will cover easily in pure blowout fashion with a score in the 52-17 range.
Go Bucks. 10-0.