Prediction Standings, Illinois-Missouri Predictions.

Prediction Standings, Illinois-Missouri Predictions.

First of all, here are the updated Standings through four games.

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NAMEPREDICTIONWINSLOSSESRSDT*bubba2hypeIllinois 72-583130riverIllinois 66-503135Paul KleeIllinois 62-523135ReilliniIllinois 70-603137JoeK82Illinois 66-523140buckhunter2Illinois 76-653143uofiisuIllinois 79-653145Bwp 5PIllinois 70-603145sunnyd503Illinois 76-583150walkerIllinois 77-593152smills89Illinois 73-543155gordonbacon15Illinois 76-523158illiniearlIllinois 81-573183pennilessIllinois 69-553018aaeismacgychelIllinois 66-582238tstephensIllinois 69-552245Eric 22Illinois 76-662247Wincer_85Illinois 61-502248geriatricilliniIllinois 70-552252Tom YoungIllinois 75-602253CARPETIllinois 74-652258mbelcherDNP2130oskeewowwowDNP2130smccawDNP2137dave1956DNP2137Foo_GDNP2139illinifan1280DNP2149ax474DNP208drcc4DNP2015cjcohenIllinois 75-622016jruss62DNP2031afanDNP2035wilson577DNP1243mvilliniDNP1243dealmaker21DNP1259illinois52DNP1117rtrottDNP1123illini82DNP1124illinizeemanDNP1124ICB36DNP102JeremyHDNP105ILLINI04DNP107GWDNP1013illiniphil85DNP1013rumbob35DNP1014illiniloveDNP1028oandbIllinois 85-381044nikeguy1618DNP0116bookworm24DNP0118cevansDNP0118UIUIlliniDNP0120IlliniExileDNP0122bumpin99DNP0128

* - Real Score Difference Total

 

MY PREDICTION

#9 MISSOURI 75       #25 ILLINOIS 56

If the Illini players on the floor stand around and watch the game like the fans do, they will continue to struggle on offense.  If a team that is not so great at shooting the ball settles for outside shots, they will continue to struggle on offense.  For some reason a team with nice talent is once again very shy when it comes to executing.  Last year's team did this, and resently this team has started to do the same.  If they attack the basket, whether it be through passing or dribble driving, they will have a chance to beat anyone.  The question is will they do that.  If not, the second question is, why the hell not?  Don't be afraid of success.  If you got skill, use it.  It's time to attack the basket.

What do you guys think?  Will it be a big win for the Illini, or do the Tigers rip 'em a new one?  Let me know what you guys think with your thoughts and predictions below.  Let's hope the Illini can get back on the right track and produce a good game.  Talk to you guys next time.

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illini7074 wrote on December 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Missouri  83

Illinois  67

mvillini wrote on December 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Mizzou 75,Illini 55. Waaaay out of their league !!

Bwp 5P wrote on December 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I'm afraid to say it...but

 

Tigers 83

Illini 65

I really hope I lose this one!

kelkaidru wrote on December 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Missouri 83 Illini 67

tstephens7 wrote on December 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Mizzou 87


UI 65

judahtom wrote on December 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Illinois 77, Missouri 74 - Illinois shoots the ball well from 3 and plays enough defense to pull off the upset to the shock of most of their own fans.  Remember every game is different and this team is capable of playing like it did against Gonzaga.

illiniearl wrote on December 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm

I'm thinking the Illini win five more games the rest of the season, unfortunately this won't be one of them.   We're steamrolling toward a similar fate as the football team this year:  play a bunch a cupcakes, get a signature win (Gonzaga as we did with AZ State), finish .500 for the season and well, you know the rest....   Just an aside prediction anyway that can be used as a tie breaker when I win this prediction contest.   Would love the opportunity to be proven wrong!   Go ILLINI!

Mizzou 85

Illini 54

walker wrote on December 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm

ILL  70   MISSOURI  66

smills89 wrote on December 20, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Missouri 79

Illini 68

geriatricillini wrote on December 21, 2011 at 12:12 am

Tigers  78

Illini   67

There is no way around this one right now but............you never know....

dave1956 wrote on December 21, 2011 at 3:12 am

missouri   86


illini           64


 


 


 


 

buckhunter2 wrote on December 21, 2011 at 6:12 am

missouri    84

 

ill              68

Eric 22 wrote on December 21, 2011 at 7:12 am

Illinois has opportunities to score but the bench needs to pick up the scoring slack.

Ill-74

Mizzu-86

uofiisu wrote on December 21, 2011 at 7:12 am

Illinois 73


Missouri 72

drcc4 wrote on December 21, 2011 at 8:12 am

Illini 83

Mizzou 87

 

P.S. I made a prediction last game but you didn't credit me for it.

Smitto wrote on December 21, 2011 at 8:12 am

Anyone who thinks the Illini will keep it close in this one is sipping way too much orange kool-aid! As much as it pains me to say it, Missouri may be the best team in the country (right now).


I hope I am wrong, but...


Mizzou: 89


Illinois: 63

wincer_85 wrote on December 21, 2011 at 8:12 am

Illinois squeaked by Cornell in another pretty ugly game. DJ is the only consistant scorer we have right now, other than meyers who is somewhat inconsistent throughout a game. Meyers will be the only true big on the floor tomorrow night in st.louis (other than maybe tyler griffey.) We have to find a way to get him the ball. Missouri will definitely key in on meyers and try to make it tough for us to get him the ball. We HAVE to get him touches, tho.

Illinois is NOT outmatched athletically or physically in this game. However, Missouri is loaded with upper claassman and Illinois has only has 2 players who have had significant minutes in this atmosphere (Paul/Richardson.) We have to be strong with the ball and make some shots. The Bench needs to give us a lift, too. Not necessarily with points, but with energy and defense. Our guards have repeatedly gotten beat off the dribble (Missouri's strength is beating people off the dribble) but Leonard has done a good job of manning the rim and altering/blocking shots.  The thing that that does is open up the weak side rebound, tho. I know Bruce never does it but i wouldn't be real surprised if Illinois went with a little zone. Gotta make some shots when we're open!

Missouri: 79

Illinois: 74

Prove me wrong, Illinois!

retby50 wrote on December 21, 2011 at 8:12 am

Mu 90   Illini  66

dealmaker21 wrote on December 21, 2011 at 9:12 am

Mizzou  88

Illini 61

bookworm24 wrote on December 21, 2011 at 9:12 am

Mizzou  83


Illinois 61

wilson577 wrote on December 21, 2011 at 9:12 am

Illinois 70


Missouri 69

penniless wrote on December 21, 2011 at 9:12 am

Tigers are for real.25 to 30 point loss for Illini gives weight on how far down the conference standings Illini will finish.That said Tigers 89  Illini 61.

mbelcher wrote on December 21, 2011 at 9:12 am

Illinois 71


Missouri 81

river wrote on December 21, 2011 at 10:12 am

Mizzou     73

Illinois      64

adamnolen wrote on December 21, 2011 at 10:12 am

a la corso...closer than the experts think


Mizzou-75


Illini-73

oskeewowwow wrote on December 21, 2011 at 10:12 am
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Mizzou 82

Illini 68

aaeismacgychel wrote on December 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Tom,


I should be 3-1 over the first 4 games with an RSDT of 34, not 2-2 with an RSDT of 38.  My picks were:


Gonzaga 71 Illini 64. Actual: Illinois 82-75, 0-1 RSDT 14


Illini 71 St. Bonaventure 66. Actual: Illinois 48-43, 1-1 RSDT 14


Illini 68 Coppin St. 59. Actual: Illinois 80-63, 2-1 RSDT 22


UNLV 77 Illini 73. Actual: UNLV 64-48, 3-1 RSDT 34


Illini 66 Cornell 58.  Actual: Illinois 64-60, 4-1 RSDT 38 (I stilll think that last millisecond tip-in was so after the final buzzer)


As for the Mizzou game, gosh, it really doesn't look so good right now, does it?  Basketball though is a funny game, and I really wouldn't be surprised if Illinois came out feeling disrespected and with a ton of energy, muck up Mizzou's high speed offense, and cause them problems inside on offense.  And here's the kicker, Mizzou has blown out everyone they've played.  While that looks extremely formidable, it also means that they have no experience this season with a tight game and haven't proved they can pull out a game in the closing minutes either.  That said, I also wouldn't be surprised if Mizzou terrorizes and completely blitzes Illinois early, having a 20+ point lead by the 10 minute mark and proceed to demolish every shred of confidence the suddenly tentative Illini now have.  If Illinois can guard the three, they may just have a shocking shot in this one.  I say this game is alot closer than any of us expects:


Missouri 77


Illinois 72

B-ILLINI wrote on December 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

  I have my doubts Illinois can keep up with Mizzou, and if the Illini are over rated, and the Tigers under rated, then keeping it close is all I am hoping for.

Missouri  - 67

Illini - 60

B-ILLINI wrote on December 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

  I have my doubts Illinois can keep up with Mizzou, and if the Illini are over rated, and the Tigers under rated, then keeping it close is all I am hoping for.

Missouri  - 67

Illini - 60

rtrott wrote on December 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Missouri 83-Illinois 69

jruss62 wrote on December 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Illini - 72


Missouri- 73


 

bubba2hype wrote on December 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Missouri 76 Illinois 64

Reillini wrote on December 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm

INI

Mizzo-74

Illini-64

This game is usally very entertaining, I look for the Illini to step it up a notch but I don't think they have enough to beat the Tigers.

I really hope I'm wrong.I'll be listening on the radio as the choice for me is Bob Knight free.

As always Go Illini

ILLINI04 wrote on December 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm

MISSOURI- 79

ILLINI- 69

 

 

 

gordonbacon15 wrote on December 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Illini- 76

Mizzou- 73

 

Braggin' Rights! 

JoeK82 wrote on December 22, 2011 at 9:12 am

 


Illinois is 6-1 when both teams are ranked.


I hope I am wrong on this predition.


Mizzou 73


ILLINI 66


 

illinifan1280 wrote on December 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Missouri 73, Illinois 70

Lanphier wrote on December 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Mizzou is a Final Four Team.....Us .....not so much:

Mizzou-88

ILLINI-65

Not even close..Sorry

UIUIllini wrote on December 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

ILL- 68

MIZZ- 79

 

at least my gf will be happy :/

mvillini wrote on December 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm

For some reason, my picks are not being recorded. I should be 2-2, instead of 1-2. Do you want me to stop sending these in? Same thing happened during the football season. Just wondering. Will try one more time.