Friday's game between the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-1) and Valparaiso Beacons (2-1) squaring off at State Farm Center has a projected final score of 79-46 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of heavily favored Illinois, so expect a one-sided matchup. The game will start at 8:00 PM ET on November 17.

Based on our computer prediction, Illinois projects to cover the 29.5-point spread in its matchup versus Valparaiso. The over/under has been set at 139.5, and the two sides are projected to come in below that total.

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Illinois vs. Valparaiso Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV: B1G+
  • Where: Champaign, Illinois
  • Venue: State Farm Center
  • Line: Illinois -29.5
  • Point Total: 139.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Illinois -10000, Valparaiso +1800

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Illinois vs. Valparaiso Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Illinois 79, Valparaiso 46

Spread & Total Prediction for Illinois vs. Valparaiso

  • Pick ATS: Illinois (-29.5)
  • Pick OU: Under (139.5)

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Illinois Performance Insights

  • Last season, Illinois was 115th in college basketball on offense (74.3 points scored per game) and 88th on defense (67.2 points allowed).
  • Last year, the Fighting Illini were 24th-best in the nation in rebounds (35.3 per game) and 135th in rebounds conceded (30.5).
  • With 12.4 assists per game last season, Illinois was 230th in the country.
  • Beyond the arc, the Fighting Illini were 149th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (7.6) last year. They were 20th-worst in 3-point percentage at 30.8%.
  • Defensively, Illinois was 38th in the country in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.0 last year. It was 149th in 3-point percentage conceded at 33.4%.
  • Illinois took 58.1% of its shots from inside the arc, and 41.9% from beyond it last year. In terms of makes, 71.3% of Illinois' baskets were 2-pointers, and 28.7% were 3-pointers.

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