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UConn vs Illinois Odds: Moneyline, Spread, Over/Under – March 30

Spread, Betting Line and Odds for March 30

March 30, 2024

The No. 1 seed UConn Huskies (34-3) will play the No. 3 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (29-8) in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight on Saturday at TD Garden, airing on TBS beginning at 6:09 PM ET.

UConn is a healthy 8.5-point favorite against Illinois when the Huskies face off with the Fighting Illini on Saturday. The matchup’s point total is 155.5.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 30, 2024
  • Game Time: 6:09 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden
  • Spread: UConn -8.5
  • Total: 155.5
  • Moneyline: UConn -400, Illinois +325

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UConn Betting Info

  • UConn is 24-11-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games this season when favored by 8.5 points or more, UConn has gone 15-8 against the spread.
  • The Huskies have come away with 18 wins in the 20 contests they have been listed as the moneyline favorites in this season.
  • This year, the Huskies have won 12 of 13 games when listed as at least -400 or better on the moneyline.
  • This season, UConn’s games have hit the over 16 times out of 36 chances.

Illinois Betting Info

  • Illinois has gone 21-15-0 against the spread this season.
  • Illinois is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 8.5-point underdogs.
  • The Fighting Illini have been the underdog on the moneyline five total times this season. They’ve gone 3-2 in those games.
  • The Fighting Illini have not played a game this season with moneyline odds of +325 or longer.
  • This season, Illinois’ games have hit the over 24 times.

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UConn vs. Illinois Comparison

UConn Rank UConn Stat Illinois Stat Illinois Rank
21st 81.6 Points Scored 84.2 9th
10th 63.6 Points Allowed 73.2 223rd
3rd 18.6 Assists 13.5 142nd
16th 9.0 Turnovers 10.2 84th
5th 49.7% Field Goal % 47.5% 37th
8th 39.4% Field Goal % Allowed 43.0% 132nd

UConn Key Players

  • The leader in points and assists for the Huskies is Tristen Newton, who scores 15.3 points and dishes out 6.1 assists per game.
  • Donovan Clingan is UConn’s best rebounder, grabbing an average of 7.4 boards in each contest while scoring 12.6 points per game.
  • Cam Spencer makes more threes per game than any other member of the Huskies, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.5 per contest.
  • Spencer is UConn’s leader in steals, averaging 1.5 steals per game, while Clingan leads them in blocks with 2.4 per contest.

Illinois Key Players

  • Terrence Shannon Jr. sits at the top of the Fighting Illini scoring leaderboard with 23.5 points per game. He also pulls down 4.1 rebounds and averages 2.3 assists per game.
  • Illinois’ leader in rebounds is Quincy Guerrier with 6.2 per game, and its leader in assists is Marcus Domask with 4.0 per game.
  • Shannon is the top scorer from distance for the Fighting Illini, hitting 2.5 threes per game.
  • Coleman Hawkins’ steals (1.5 steals per game) and blocks (1.1 blocks per game) lead Illinois on defense.

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