Arkansas vs. Illinois Odds, Opening Spread, Start Time for 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Arkansas vs. Illinois Odds

Arkansas Odds-150
Illinois Odds+130
Opening Spread/Current SpreadArkansas -1.5/Arkansas -3
March Madness odds for Arkansas-Illinois via bet365.

With the men's 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket finally set, March Madness is officially underway.

Find out how 8-seeded Arkansas and 9-seeded Illinois matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

Arkansas and Illinois will tip off at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 16 on TBS.

Statistical Matchup

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All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.

Instant Analysis

The Razorbacks have one mode of attack offensively, transition and finishing at the rim. Look for a tough fought game that goes under the total, while Arkansas advances thanks to a cold effort from Illinois at the arc.

— Collin Wilson

For more coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament and Selection Sunday, make sure to check out our experts' live reactions to the bracket reveal and the Selection Sunday live show, where you can get their instant analysis on every matchup as well as some early insights to help you make your bets.

Don't forget to print out your 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, as well — and while you're there, enter the bet 365 Bracket Challenge content for your chance to win up to $10,000,000. Enter for free at

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