Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs. Fighting Illini CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(8-0) Arizona Wildcats vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (7-2)
Date: Saturday, December 11th, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM ET
Venue: State Farm Center
CBB Moneyline Odds: Arizona -115 | Illinois -105
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Arizona -1 | Illinois +1 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 152
The Illinois Fighting Illini will be hosting the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, December 11th.
The tip-off is set for 5:00 ET from State Farm Center.
The Wildcats started off as a 1.5 point favorite and that number is now down to 1. The total has gone from 150.5 to 152.
Arizona has had a very good season so far this year. They have been totally dominant in the early going.
The Wildcats last played on Wednesday, where they beat the Wyoming Cowboys 94-65. That was a very impressive win over a team that has been better than some thought.
This club has faced some solid programs so far and they have taken care of business. Even though they are not ranked, it will be no easy task for the Wildcats to knock off a tough and talented Illinois squad.
In the win over Wyoming, Bennedict Mathurin was the leading scorer with 24 points, 10 boards, and 5 dimes. Also, both Azuolas Tubelis and Kerr Kriisa contributed 17 points. It is good to see a nice balance in the scoring department.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois has had a solid season so far this year. I have liked what I have seen from this program and I feel like they will be in the mix when all is said and done.
The Illini currently has a record of 7-2. They have some played teams that are decent, but they have not faced any team that is on the level of Arizona. This will be a good game for them to see where they stand with one of the better teams in America.
This program picked up an impressive win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Monday by a score of 87-83. Being able to win those close games in a tough environment says a lot about your ball club. That was certainly a good sign for this group and they will look to build off of that when they face the Wildcats.
Four different players on this team reached double figures in their last win. Both Alfonso Plummer and Jacob Grandison had 21 points, while Trent Frazier added 18 points and 8 rebounds. All around, it was a good team effort.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Arizona is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
- Arizona is 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
- Arizona is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against Illinois.
- The total has gone over in 5 of Illinois’ last 5 games.
- Illinois is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone over in 6 of Illinois’ last 6 games against Arizona.
Free Arizona Wildcats vs. Illinois Fighting Illini NCAAB Summary:
Out of all the games on the Saturday slate for college hoops, this particular game takes the cake for me.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Arizona ATS
This game will be a big challenge for both of these teams. That is a good thing, though because you want to see how each of them handles situations when things are not easy.
I look for Illinois to hang in there early, but I think as the game goes on, Arizona will prove to be too much.
The Wildcats have been excellent against the spread and I feel like that trend will continue in this one. They may not totally blow them out of the water, but I trust laying the 1 point with them.
I am taking Arizona at -1 here.
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