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Illinois vs Morehead State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Illinois vs Morehead State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 3 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (26-8) and the No. 14 seed Morehead State Eagles (26-8) will meet on Thursday at 3:10 PM ET in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The matchup airs on truTV.

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

Illinois vs. Morehead State Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Game Time: 3:10 PM ET
  • TV Channel: truTV
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Arena: CHI Health Center Omaha

Illinois is a 10.5-point favorite against Morehead State on Thursday and the over/under has been set at 145.5 points. Here's some betting trends and insights to help you make an informed wager on the game.

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Illinois vs. Morehead State: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Illinois has won 20 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 14 times.
  • Morehead State has compiled a 19-11-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • Illinois covers the spread when it is a 10.5-point favorite or more 54.5% of the time. That's more often than Morehead State covers as an underdog of 10.5 or more (25%).
  • Against the spread, the Fighting Illini have performed worse at home, covering nine times in 18 home games, and seven times in 11 road games.
  • Against the spread, the Eagles have performed better at home (8-3-0) than away (9-7-0).

Illinois vs. Morehead State: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Illinois has been victorious in 23, or 82.1%, of the 28 contests it has been chosen as moneyline favorites in this season.
  • The Fighting Illini have yet to lose in 11 games when named as moneyline favorite of -630 or better.
  • Morehead State has a 3-4 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 42.9% of those games).
  • The Eagles have played in four games as a moneyline underdog with odds of +450 or longer without earning a win.
  • Illinois has an implied victory probability of 86.3% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.

Illinois vs. Morehead State Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Illinois averages 84.4 points per game (ninth in college basketball) while giving up 73.8 per contest (240th in college basketball). It has a +361 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 10.6 points per game.
  • Illinois' leading scorer, Terrence Shannon Jr., is third in college basketball averaging 23.0 points per game.
  • Morehead State has a +431 scoring differential, topping opponents by 12.7 points per game. It is putting up 75.5 points per game, 117th in college basketball, and is giving up 62.8 per outing to rank eighth in college basketball.
  • Riley Minix's team-leading 20.8 points per game rank him 21st in the country.
  • The Fighting Illini average 41.3 rebounds per game (seventh in college basketball) while conceding 32.9 per outing to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 8.4 boards per game.
  • Quincy Guerrier's 6.3 rebounds per game lead the Fighting Illini and rank 280th in college basketball play.
  • The Eagles record 39.6 rebounds per game (23rd in college basketball) while conceding 30.5 per outing to opponents. They outrebound opponents by 9.1 boards per game.
  • Minix's 9.8 rebounds per game lead the Eagles and rank 20th in the country.
  • Illinois ranks 17th in college basketball with 104.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 133rd in college basketball defensively with 91.5 points conceded per 100 possessions.
  • The Eagles average 100.8 points per 100 possessions on offense (55th in college basketball), and allow 83.8 points per 100 possessions (seventh in college basketball).

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