Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Arizona Wildcats Betting Prediction 11/10/19

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The 21st-ranked Arizona Wildcats (1-0) will be at home in the McKale Memorial Center when they go head-to-head against the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-0). The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 10, 2019, and will air on Pac-12 Network.

Illinois Fighting Illini at Arizona Wildcats Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Wildcats dismantled the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 91-52, while the Fighting Illini defeated the Grand Canyon Antelopes 83-71.

The Fighting Illini had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (50.0 vs. 15.8) and had a much better free throw rate (0.328 vs. 0.148). The Wildcats, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (9.1 vs. 23.6) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.615 vs. 0.370). Zeke Nnaji had a solid outing for Arizona with 20 points. Meanwhile, Illinois was led by Kofi Cockburn, who recorded 23 points and 14 rebounds.

Based on historical performance heading into this one, ball protection could play a significant role in this matchup. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, Arizona has committed the 58th-fewest miscues in the country (turnover percentage of 16.8 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Illinois has forced the 38th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 21.7 percent).

Illinois Fighting Illini at Arizona Wildcats Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Arizona, ATS Winner – Illinois, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Illinois ranks 63rd in steals per game (7.3) while Arizona ranks 252nd (5.3).
  • The Fighting Illini rank 219th in blocks per game (2.5) while the Wildcats rank 240th (2.3).
  • The Wildcats rank 185th in rebounds per game (34.9) while the Fighting Illini rank 227th (34.1).
  • Illinois ranks 39th in three pointers allowed per game (19.7) while Arizona ranks 62nd (20.2).