Teams that have struggled of late will look to turn things around and try to make a deep 2023 NCAA Tournament run when the ninth-seeded Illinois Fighting Illini face the eighth-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks in a first-round West Region matchup on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. The Fighting Illini (20-12), who finished tied for fifth in the Big Ten at 11-9, were 2-3 on neutral courts this season. The Razorbacks (20-13), who tied for ninth in the SEC at 8-10, were 4-2 at neutral sites. This will be the sixth-ever meeting between the teams with Illinois holding a 5-0 series advantage.
The game from Wells Fargo Arena will tip off at 4:30 p.m. ET. Illinois is averaging 74.7 points per game, while Arkansas averages 74.4. The Razorbacks are 1.5-point favorites in the latest Illinois vs. Arkansas odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 144. Before making any Arkansas vs. Illinois picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Illinois vs. Arkansas and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Arkansas vs. Illinois:
Illinois vs. Arkansas spread: Arkansas -1.5Illinois vs. Arkansas over/under: 144 points Illinois vs. Arkansas money line: Illinois +105, Arkansas -125ILL: The Fighting Illini are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games against a team with a winning % above .600 ARK: The Razorbacks are 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral-site…
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Author : CBS Sports Staff
Publish date : 2023-03-16 18:19:30
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