Free Picks, Predictions for the Arizona vs. Illinois College Basketball Game December 11

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Tyrone Black
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Gambling911.com has a line of Wildcats -1 on the Arizona vs. Illinois Saturday game.  This one opened at Arizona -1.5. It had moved to -2.5 at some books.


Edge Analysis

Head-to-Head: Edge Arizona - Arizona beat Illinois by 21 points last season as a -7 road favorite.  Illinois is expected to be improved this season, which is reflected in the +1.5 line Saturday.  

ATS Due: Slight Edge Illinois - The Fighting Illini are 7-2 Straight Up but just 4-5 Against The Spread.  Arizona is coming into this one having won four straight Against The Spread.  Illinois has covered in its last three.

As an Underdog/Favorite, More Trends: Edge Arizona - Arizona is 32-7 Straight Up in non-conference games and 13-0 since last season.  As an underdog, Illinois is 14-23.

Recent Trends: Edge Arizona - Arizona's last four wins have been by 18 or more points.

Overlay/Underlay: Slight Edge Illinios - There is a half point overlay with the Wildcats -1.5 when line should be -1.

Arizona men's basketball players and coaches called Ubers to get from Indianapolis to Champaign for Saturday's matchup at Illinois after their flight was diverted Friday because of low visibility.

A severe weather system had created tornadoes, snow and heavy rains across the Midwest that we are all learning about as the horrific images from Kentucky and the surrounding region start to come in.

The line on this game has not been significantly impacted by these travel disruptions.

Arizona does have the edge here.

- Tyrone Black, Gambling911.com

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