Arizona vs. Illinois College Basketball Picks & Prediction: Sharps Eying Spread and Total in Champaign

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Arizona vs. Illinois Odds

Arizona Odds -2.5
Illinois Odds +2.5
Over/Under 146.5
Date Saturday, Dec. 11
Time 5 p.m. ET
TV FOX

Illinois is sort of the new kid on the block when it comes to college basketball powers.

Anybody who has paid attention the last two seasons knows it’s a legitimate top-15 program at the moment. But it has yet to pick up a signature nonconference win.

But Illinois has a tremendous opportunity to do that on Saturday.

The Arizona Wildcats travel to Champaign to take on the Fighting Illini in a matchup between two top teams in power conferences.

The Wildcats are off to an 8-0 start and are ranked No. 11 in the country. The Illini are 7-2 after dropping a couple of games early but have won their last five, including wins over Notre Dame, Iowa and Rutgers.

It should be one of the biggest games on Saturday’s slate, and The Action Network has tracked sharp action coming in on one side and a possible angle on the total.

Arizona vs. Illinois Odds