Oddsmakers expect strong results from the Illinois Fighting Illini (5-1), giving them the 24th-best odds among all college basketball teams and the top odds among Big Ten teams to win the national championship at the end of the 2023-24 season, at +6000 on the moneyline.

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The Fighting Illini visit the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, with the tip at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 2. There are no odds set yet for this contest.

Illinois NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Odds

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
Current +6000 24th Bet $100 to win $6000
Preseason +6000 24th Bet $100 to win $6000

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Illinois Team Stats

  • Illinois averages 77.8 points per game (123rd in college basketball) while allowing 58.7 per contest (eighth in college basketball). It has a +115 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 19.1 points per game.
  • While Illinois has failed to pick up a win in one game when favored by three points or fewer, it is a perfect 5-0 when favored by 3.5 or more points.

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Illinois Quadrant Records

  • Q1 Record: 0-1 | Q2 Record: 0-0 | Q3 Record: 1-0 | Q4 Record: 4-0
  • Illinois has tied for the 48th-most Quadrant 3 wins in the nation (one).
  • Illinois has four wins against Quadrant 4 teams, tied for the 12th-most in the nation.

Quadrant records are based on computer rankings, not NCAA NET rankings. Here's what they mean: Quadrant 1: Home vs 1-30, Neutral vs 1-50, Away vs 1-75 | Quadrant 2: Home vs 31-75, Neutral vs 51-100, Away vs 76-135 | Quadrant 3: Home vs 76-160, Neutral vs 101-200, Away vs 136-240 | Quadrant 4: Home vs 161-plus, Neutral vs 201-plus, Away vs 241-plus

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Best Illinois Players

  • Terrence Shannon Jr. leads the Fighting Illini in scoring (19.5 PPG) and assists (2.8 per game).
  • Quincy Guerrier paces Illinois with 7.8 rebounds per game.
  • Shannon is the top three-point shooter for the Fighting Illini, connecting on 3.0 per contest.
  • Illinois' steals leader is Shannon, who grabs 1.5 per game. Guerrier leads the team averaging 1.2 blocks an outing.

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