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Arizona vs. Illinois - 11/10/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Illinois at Arizona
Date & Time Sunday November 10, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
McKale Center
Tucson, AZ
The Line
Arizona Wildcats -6.5 . Total 145.5
TV Channel
PAC12
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The Illinois Fighting Illini continue their Arizona road trip, as they will take on the Arizona Wildcats.  Illinois is (2-0) on the season after beating Grand Canyon University, 83-71. The Wildcats are ranked 21st and are (1-0) on the season.  The Wildcats opened the season with a 91-52 blowout win over Northern Arizona.

In the win over Grand Canyon, the Fighting Illni were led by Kofi Cockburn.  Cockburn had 23 points and 14 rebounds in the win. Andres Feliz added 21 points on the night.  Illinois led by 4 points at halftime. The Fighting Illini shot 45% from the floor and 30% from 3-point range.  Illinois smoked Grand Canyon on the glass, out rebounding them 52 to 26. 

The Wildcats were led in scoring by Zeke Nnaji with 20 points.  There were three other Wildcats that finished with double figures in scoring.  The Wildcats shot 54% from the floor, but their defense was better. The Wildcats held Northern Arizona to 31% shooting and 33% from 3-point range.  Arizona had 9 steals defensively and forced 19 turnovers.

Recent Betting Trends:

Illinois is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games.

Illinois is 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS win.  

The under is 65-29 in Illinois’ last 94 road games.

Arizona is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.

Arizona is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. the Big Ten.

The under is 20-6-1 in Arizona’s last 27 home games.

The Fighting Illini are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.  Illinois will have their work cut out for them, but with some solid talent under coach Brad Underwood.  With Illinois having talent and Arizona getting their first test of the year, I think this game could go either way.  I am going to play it safe and take the under in this matchup. The under has been profitable for both of these teams in recent situations.  Final score prediction, Arizona will win and the total will go under, 72-65. 

Pick:
Under 145.5
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