Opening line: Illinois battles Illini Hefty favorite over Indiana Hoosiers in Thursday night’s showdown in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Indiana looked great in blowing out Wisconsin on Saturday, and ending their triple losing streak was a big deal. But the Hoosiers haven’t been doing well in years and are back on track Thursday in Illinois.

Brad Underwood’s team is on track, winning four straight games after starting their Big Ten season 0-3. They’re looking good and the odds makers think they can easily beat Indiana at State Farm Center. Illinois is a 6.5 point favorite according to gambling website