The No. 8 seed Arkansas Razorbacks (20-13) are a 1.5-point favorite in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against the No. 9 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (20-12) on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena. The contest starts at 4:30 PM on TBS. Here are insights into this West Region 8-9 matchup to help you fill out your bracket. The matchup has a point total of 144.5.

Arkansas vs. Illinois Odds & Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • TV: TBS
  • Where: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Arena
Favorite Spread Over/Under
Arkansas -1.5 144.5

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Arkansas vs Illinois Betting Records & Stats

  • The Razorbacks have a 13-18-0 record against the spread this season.
  • This season, Arkansas has won 16 of its 20 games, or 80%, when favored by at least -135 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 57.4% chance of a victory for the Razorbacks.
  • Illinois is 16-12-0 against the spread this year.
  • This year, the Fighting Illini have won five of eight games when listed as at least +110 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Illinois has an implied victory probability of 47.6% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.

Arkansas vs. Illinois Over/Under Stats

Games Over 144.5 % of Games Over 144.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Arkansas 14 45.2% 74.4 149.1 67.4 134.4 141.4
Illinois 11 39.3% 74.7 149.1 67 134.4 140.4

Additional Arkansas vs Illinois Insights & Trends

  • Arkansas has gone 4-6 over its past 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span.
  • The Razorbacks have hit the over in seven of their past 10 outings.
  • Illinois has gone 4-6 over its past 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span.
  • Six of the Fighting Illini's past 10 contests have gone over the total.
  • The Razorbacks put up 74.4 points per game, 7.4 more points than the 67 the Fighting Illini allow.
  • Arkansas is 11-8 against the spread and 16-6 overall when scoring more than 67 points.
  • The Fighting Illini score 7.3 more points per game (74.7) than the Razorbacks give up (67.4).
  • Illinois has put together a 15-4 ATS record and an 18-5 overall record in games it scores more than 67.4 points.

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Arkansas vs. Illinois Betting Splits

ATS Record ATS Record Against 1.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Arkansas 13-18-0 9-12 15-16-0
Illinois 16-12-0 5-1 13-15-0

Arkansas vs. Illinois Home/Away Splits

Arkansas Illinois
13-3 Home Record 15-2
2-8 Away Record 3-7
7-8-0 Home ATS Record 8-6-0
3-7-0 Away ATS Record 6-4-0
76.3 Points Scored Per Game (Home) 77.5
68.9 Points Scored Per Game (Away) 70
7-8-0 Over-Under-Push Record (Home) 6-8-0
4-6-0 Over-Under-Push Record (Away) 4-6-0

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