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Illinois vs Duquesne Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament Second Round

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Illinois vs Duquesne Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament Second Round

The No. 11 seed Duquesne Dukes (25-11) are ready for their second-round NCAA Tournament matchup against the No. 3 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (27-8) on Saturday at 8:40 PM ET. The winner advances to the Sweet 16 in the East Region bracket.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Illinois vs. Duquesne Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 23, 2024
  • Game Time: 8:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Arena: CHI Health Center Omaha

Illinois vs. Duquesne Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Illinois win (72.3%)

Illinois is a 9.5-point favorite against Duquesne on Saturday and the over/under is set at 146.5 points. Here are a few betting insights and trends if you plan to place a wager on the outing.

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Illinois vs. Duquesne: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Illinois is 21-14-0 ATS this season.
  • Duquesne has won 19 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 16 times.
  • When the spread is set as 9.5 or more this season, Illinois (8-7) covers a lower percentage of those games when it is the favorite (53.3%) than Duquesne (1-0) does as the underdog (100%).
  • The Fighting Illini have covered the spread in a lower percentage of their home games than away games. They have covered nine times in 18 games at home, and they've covered seven times in 11 games on the road.
  • Against the spread, the Dukes have had better results away (6-5-0) than at home (7-9-0).

Illinois vs. Duquesne: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Illinois has been chosen as the moneyline favorite in 29 games this year and has walked away with the win 24 times (82.8%) in those games.
  • The Fighting Illini have been a -550 moneyline favorite on 13 occasions this season and won every game.
  • Duquesne has compiled a 7-3 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 70% of those games).
  • The Dukes have not played a game this season with moneyline odds of +400 or longer.
  • Illinois has an implied victory probability of 84.6% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.

Illinois vs. Duquesne Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Illinois outscores opponents by 10.7 points per game (scoring 84.4 per game to rank ninth in college basketball while giving up 73.7 per outing to rank 238th in college basketball) and has a +377 scoring differential overall.
  • Illinois' leading scorer, Terrence Shannon Jr., ranks third in the country putting up 23.1 points per game.
  • Duquesne outscores opponents by 4.7 points per game (posting 70.8 points per game, 261st in college basketball, and conceding 66.1 per contest, 27th in college basketball) and has a +170 scoring differential.
  • Duquesne's leading scorer, Dae Dae Grant, is 145th in the nation, averaging 16.7 points per game.
  • The 41.2 rebounds per game the Fighting Illini average rank seventh in the nation, and are 8.4 more than the 32.8 their opponents collect per outing.
  • Quincy Guerrier is 305th in college basketball action with 6.2 rebounds per game to lead the Fighting Illini.
  • The 35 rebounds per game the Dukes accumulate rank 191st in the nation. Their opponents record 34.3.
  • Fousseyni Drame averages 5.8 rebounds per game (390th in college basketball) to lead the Dukes.
  • Illinois scores 105 points per 100 possessions (14th in college basketball), while giving up 91.6 points per 100 possessions (133rd in college basketball).
  • The Dukes rank 204th in college basketball averaging 94 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 42nd, allowing 87.7 points per 100 possessions.

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