2007-2008 Illinois Fighting Illini College Basketball Betting

College basketball betting fans will look to Illinois to play excellent defense and stay in games even though they do not have the best talent in the conference.

Fans of basketball betting know that Bruce Weber is an excellent coach and always gets the most out of his players.

College basketball betting experts know that Shaun Pruitt returns and he can play defense and rebound.  Scoring will be low this season for fans of Illinois basketball betting lines and the pace will be slow. College basketball betting fans see that frontcourt starters Pruitt and Brian Randle return for their final seasons, joined by starting point guard Chester Frazier. That is a good trio for fans of Illinois college basketball betting lines.  Fans of basketball betting lines see that a player that could help Illinois on the offensive end is freshman Demetri McCamey, a 6'3" point guard from Chicago. McCamey is the highest rated recruit and has already received praise from coach Weber with his court vision.  He could really surprise people this season according to college basketball betting experts. The Illini also have Trent Meacham and Calvin Brock; transfer Steve Holdren and 6'0" freshman walk-on Jeffrey Jordan according to fans of college basketball betting.

Experts that are involved in college basketball betting see that Randle and Pruitt will be joined down low by 6'7" junior college transfer Rodney Alexander, seven-footer Mike Tisdale and a couple of other newcomers. 
Pruitt was third in the conference in rebounding last season, and his scoring average should go up this season according to college basketball betting experts. If Brian Randle can stay healthy he can also score.  He's coming off groin surgery in April. He also missed 11 games last season because of off-season surgery.  He needs to stay healthy all season if Illinois is to contend in the Big 10 and be a success against basketball betting lines.

The goal for Illinois according to college basketball betting experts will be to find someone to score.  Defense should not be a problem.  College basketball betting fans know that the Illini will have to do without guard Jamar Smith who was redshirted.  The key according to college basketball betting experts will be having Pruitt and Randle score enough to win games.  If that happens then Illinois could again be a success against college basketball betting lines and possibly make the NCAA Tournament yet again.