Oddsmakers have assigned the Illinois Fighting Illini (7-1) the 33rd-ranked odds among all college basketball teams to win the national championship at the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, at +6000 on the moneyline.

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The Fighting Illini visit the Tennessee Volunteers. The two teams hit the court at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 9. There are no odds set yet for this game.

Illinois NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Odds

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
Current +6000 33rd Bet $100 to win $6000
Preseason +6000 24th Bet $100 to win $6000

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Illinois Team Stats

  • Illinois' +142 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 17.7 points per game) is a result of scoring 80.1 points per game (80th in college basketball) while giving up 62.4 per contest (23rd in college basketball).
  • The Fighting Illini are 5-1 at home, 1-0 on the road and 1-0 in neutral-site games this year.
  • Illinois is 5-1 when playing as favorites, and has won each time (1-0) it has been listed as underdogs.
  • While Illinois is winless in one game when favored by three points or fewer, it is a perfect 5-0 when favored by more than three points.

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Illinois Quadrant Records

  • Q1 Record: 1-1 | Q2 Record: 1-0 | Q3 Record: 1-0 | Q4 Record: 4-0
  • Illinois has tied for the 16th-most Quadrant 1 victories in the nation (one).
  • Illinois has tied for the 29th-most Quadrant 2 victories in the nation (one).
  • Illinois has four wins versus Quadrant 3 teams, tied for the 29th-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 points and assists. He contributes 21.6 points per game while adding 2.8 assists.
  • Illinois' rebounding leader is Quincy Guerrier, who pulls down 6.9 per game.
  • The Fighting Illini are led by Shannon from long distance. He knocks down 3.0 shots from deep per game.
  • Illinois' blocks leader is Guerrier, who records 0.9 per game. Shannon leads the team by averaging 1.1 steals a game.

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