Prediction Standings and Illinois-Michigan Predictions

Got the prediction standings updated and we have a tight race for the top spot! Six different people are within one win of each other, and the real score difference totals are insanely close. While Illini basketball might not be giving us the exciting season we were hoping for, predicting this up and down team has created an exciting finish in our standings. Let's see how things look after 22 games.

 

NAMEPREDICTIONWINSLOSSESRSDT*Bwp 5PIllinois 68-64157178buckhunter2Iowa 71-67157180pennilessIllinois 75-71156181geriatricilliniIowa 72-70148171Tom YoungIllinois 67-64148188dealmaker21Illinois 66-61147219bubba2hypeIowa 68-62139173JoeK82Illinois 71-67139179riverIllinois 71-65139179ReilliniIowa 68-61139184walkerIllinois 59-54139210mbelcherIllinois 73-67138156aaeismacgychelIllinois 74-68137186Paul KleeIowa 62-601210177Eric 22Illinois 68-621210222CARPETIllinois 60-57128172illiniearlIowa 72-641111319Wincer_85Iowa 70-661012229mvilliniIowa 70-66109163illiniphil85Iowa 75-71107143smills89Illinois 71-62107170Foo_GIllinois 78-5798324illiniloveDNP93120rtrottDNP810194uofiisuDNP88127gordonbacon15Illinois 73-6186157dave1956DNP8392jruss62DNP8398WLSILLINIDNP77129drcc4DNP76126illinifan1280DNP76136JamesBDNP6372oskeewowwowDNP6378illinizeemanDNP6159adamnolenDNP59107kelkaidruDNP5242UIUIlliniDNP5250indymic1956DNP4392Illini_Fan_78Iowa 62-574240PhiloJoeIllinois 69-614249tstephensDNP4265retby50DNP4138sunnyd503DNP4153illini7074DNP3462wilson577DNP3473ILLINI04DNP3237smccawDNP3247illiniartDNP3248pblilliniIowa 67-593286uswtmb47DNP3013happygilmoreDNP2336LanphierDNP2390illinois52DNP2120illiniwood12Illinois 57-532121ICB36DNP2124illini82DNP2130bumpin99DNP2140oandbDNP21133ax474DNP208berniesDNP2015cjcohenDNP2016Illinifan11_42DNP2022afanDNP2035demitrimaniscalacoDNP1351billdaveIowa 78-701251UIUCHoopFANDNP1110butkus50DNP1115beekayIowa 76-641125foreverilliniDNP1126MoillinifanIllinois 54-531127Ed Bond DNP1129bookworm24DNP1136LinerDNP100B-ILLINIDNP103CecilColemanDNP105JeremyHDNP105orangebeastIllinois 68-63106toohot4totsDNP107jimbo2009DNP108DaisyJDNP1011GWDNP1013ILL HoosierDNP1014rumbob35DNP10141 illinifanDNP1017SmittoDNP1022jrhymerDNP0224judahtomDNP017yatesDNP0113mdejde1955DNP0116nikeguy1618DNP0116cevansDNP0118IlliniExileDNP0122Chief4EvrDNP0126toddalan1975DNP0128WhoSaysDNP000

* - Real Score Difference Total

 

MY PREDICTION

ILLINOIS 64           #13 MICHIGAN 60

It's unlikely a win will be picked up here, but here's to thinking the Illini play a little looser on Thursday. It may not have been as big a win as Ohio State or Michigan State, but this team desperately needed a victory of some kind after losing nine of ten. It wasn't by any means a perfect game, but it was nice to see Illini play hard and get back to winning on their home floor. I'm hoping that effort, along with the win over Iowa, gives this team a confidence boost that they haven't had for a while and allows them to finish the season strong. Their tournament chances are pretty bleak, but they aren't by any means eliminated. Another top 25 victory and you never know what the brackatology fatheads will do. Get to 20 wins overall and they might find a way to sneak in. I'm probably getting ahead of myself here, so let's just focus on the Wolverines.

What do you guys think? Do the Illini make it two in a row at home or is it back to their losing ways? Let me know with your thoughts and predictions below. Talk to you after Thursday.

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penniless wrote on February 28, 2012 at 7:02 am

Comes down to who wants the win more.UM has super speed and overdrive.Illini have home floor and Leonard.Just one problem,Leonard and Illini have yet to play both halves.   UM  69  Illini  66

Eric 22 wrote on February 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Got to try and beat Paul Klee so I am going with the upset .....  Ill-70  Wolverkittens-64

illiniearl wrote on February 28, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I hear ya, I'm trying to catch Paul and Eric 22


Fichigan  63


Illini   57

dealmaker21 wrote on February 28, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Illini 73


Michigan  66


 


Wolves go cold on the road.   DJ has his career game and Brandon goes nuts on defense.  Meyers, well...... Meyers dominates, and JB keeps them honest, while Tyler and Tracy provide the energy.  That's right - TYLER GRIFFEY FOR ENERGY.  Everyone in the pool.

PhiloJoe wrote on February 28, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Illini 71


Wolverines 60

buckhunter2 wrote on February 29, 2012 at 7:02 am

ok BWP you caught me now its your turn to go first this is another tough pick good luck

mbelcher wrote on February 29, 2012 at 8:02 am

Illinois  65


Michigan  62

bubba2hype wrote on February 29, 2012 at 11:02 am

Michigan 72 Illinois 64

walker wrote on February 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm

ILL  58


MICH  55

river wrote on February 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Illinois    67

Michigan 62

Bwp 5P wrote on February 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm

FIGHTINING ILLINI 73

Wolverines 70

There ya go Buckhunter!!! LOL! This IS another tough one!

JamesB wrote on February 29, 2012 at 8:02 pm

UM - 81

Ill - 72

 

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mvillini wrote on February 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Michigan 78 , Illini 68

geriatricillini wrote on February 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I am very happy to have been wrong last time,,,if we could just get one win a year, I would pick Iowa every time..I don't know who will show up Thursday night...they could blow us out or it could be close and up for grabs at the end...we are a 1 point favorite, at least as of this moment, which means the betting gurus don't have any idea either...the guys won last time out and I chose the other team...will it work twice? I hope so.....

Wolverines   61

Illini  60

 

buckhunter2 wrote on March 01, 2012 at 6:03 am

ILLINI   69

MICH   68

 

have to go with you on this one, bwp hope they can pull it out

illiniphil85 wrote on March 01, 2012 at 8:03 am

scUM 73

Illini 71

JoeK82 wrote on March 01, 2012 at 8:03 am

 


ILLINI 67


School Up North 64

Foo_G wrote on March 01, 2012 at 11:03 am
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We manage to play up for those type of games (see at home vs OSU and MSU). I think it happens again tonight.

ILLINI  68

Muck Fichigan  63

gordonbacon15 wrote on March 01, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Illini- 72

Michigan- 64

Reillini wrote on March 01, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I N I


UM- 72


UI-64


If me picking them to lose helps them win, By golly I'll do it.


As Always Go Illini

aaeismacgychel wrote on March 01, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Huge game tonight and a must win.  Illinois needs to come out determined, energetic, and intense, just like they came out against Iowa.  They need physical man to man defense against Michigan's guards and to not let them get a sniff of an open look from three.  If the shot selection isn't there early for Michigan, they'll become impatient and just start chucking up contested jumpers instead of slashing the lane and circling the ball.  That's how you beat this team.  Play tough defense, crash the boards, and make the effort plays and you can get this one.  I think we see a spirited Illinois team again tonight that throws everything they've got against a Michigan team wanting to make up for a terrible home performance against Purdue and edges them with a final possession Brandon Paul dagger.


Illinois: 73
Michigan: 71

toohot4tots wrote on March 01, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Illinois 70


Michigan 67

smills89 wrote on March 01, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Illinois 68

Michigan 64

wincer_85 wrote on March 01, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Michigan is a jump shooting team. That means if they are hitting shots, they are very hard to beat. But when they're not hitting shots, they're not that tough. That bodes well for illinois tonight as jump shooting teams usually don't play great on the road (SEE: Indiana.) Tim Hardaway, Jr is who makes Michigan "go"....gotta stop him and get a hand up on shooters. Gotta be ready for changing defenses from Beilein and co. I actually think illinois will win by 3 tonight, but for the guess, I am going to go with Michigan for the simple fact that i picked illinois to lose to iowa and we won....hoping some superstition will work tonight. Not out of the NCAA tourny yet!!! Let's go!

 

Michigan: 67

Illinois: 64