The No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks (20-13) and the No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini (20-12) are set to meet in their first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, starting at 4:30 PM on TBS. Arkansas is a 1.5-point favorite in this matchup. Here's everything you need to know about this West Region matchup as you fill out your brackets. The over/under in the matchup is 144.5.

Illinois vs. Arkansas Odds & Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • TV: TBS
  • Where: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Arena
Favorite Spread Over/Under
Arkansas -1.5 144.5

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Fighting Illini Betting Records & Stats

  • Illinois' games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 144.5 points in 11 of 28 outings.
  • Illinois' matchups this season have a 141.6-point average over/under, 2.9 fewer points than this game's point total.
  • Illinois is 16-12-0 ATS this season.
  • Illinois has been victorious in two of the six contests it has been chosen as an underdog in this season.
  • The Fighting Illini have a record of 5-3 in games where bookmakers have them as underdogs of at least +110 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Illinois has a 47.6% chance of walking away with the win.

Illinois vs. Arkansas Over/Under Stats

Games Over 144.5 % of Games Over 144.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Arkansas 14 45.2% 74.4 149.1 67.4 134.4 141.4
Illinois 11 39.3% 74.7 149.1 67 134.4 140.4

Additional Illinois Insights & Trends

  • Illinois has a 4-6 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall over its past 10 contests.
  • In their past 10 games, the Fighting Illini have gone over the total six times.
  • The Fighting Illini score 7.3 more points per game (74.7) than the Razorbacks allow their opponents to score (67.4).
  • Illinois is 15-4 against the spread and 18-5 overall when it scores more than 67.4 points.

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Arkansas vs. Illinois Betting Splits

ATS Record ATS Record Against 1.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Arkansas 13-18-0 9-12 15-16-0
Illinois 16-12-0 5-1 13-15-0

Illinois vs. Arkansas Home/Away Splits

Arkansas Illinois
13-3 Home Record 15-2
2-8 Away Record 3-7
7-8-0 Home ATS Record 8-6-0
3-7-0 Away ATS Record 6-4-0
76.3 Points Scored Per Game (Home) 77.5
68.9 Points Scored Per Game (Away) 70
7-8-0 Over-Under-Push Record (Home) 6-8-0
4-6-0 Over-Under-Push Record (Away) 4-6-0

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