With a record of 18 wins and 4 losses, the Maryland Terrapins have become a force to be reckoned with. They’re set to face off against the Fighting Illini which gave them a scare earlier this season. The two teams met earlier this season in the Big Ten Conference opener. The nail biter saw the Illini lead the Terrapins for much of the game but Maryland just wouldn’t go away.
The game would end with Maryland on top 59 to 58. Jalen Smith and Anthony Cowan were major contributing factors in that win with a combined points total of 34. Maryland and Illinois have another showdown tonight at 8 PM. Last time, the Terrapins had home court advantage but they’ll be playing in hostile territory tonight.
The game will take place at the State Farm Center in Illinois giving Illini an advantage. The Illinois Fighting Illini have won 16 games while losing 6. The team lost its last game against Iowa on Sunday February the 2nd.
Maryland maintains a lead in the all-time series with 10 wins and 6 losses with three of four wins coming from games in Champaign. The current money line odds for the game are Illinois -158 and Maryland +135.
Maryland will face off against Illinois at 8 PM on Friday. The game is being broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 and the Fox Sports Go app.