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Dalton Knecht Leads No. 17 Tennessee Hosting No. 20 Illinois

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Tennessee Volunteers will meet on the court at Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center on Saturday.

(Photo by Getty Images) Dalton Knecht

Illinois at Tennessee

When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 9, 2023
Where: Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center, Knoxville, Tennessee
Where to watch: CBS

Game Odds, Spread, Moneyline & Total

Illinois (#20) @ Tennessee (#17)
Point Spread

Illinois (#20)   6.5 (-110)
Tennessee (#17)   -6.5 (-110)

Illinois (#20) @ Tennessee (#17)
Moneyline

Illinois (#20)   +220
Tennessee (#17)   -265

Illinois (#20) @ Tennessee (#17)
Total

Over   146.0 (-115)
Under   146.0 (-105)

Team Record & Betting Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense
Illinois 7-1 4-4 80.12 62.38
Tennessee 5-3 4-4 77.62 66.88
Name ATS Home ATS Away OU Record
Illinois 2-4 1-0 3-5
Tennessee 2-1 1-1 5-3

Illinois Fighting Illini Last 5 Games

Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result
FAU 98-89 W 2.5 146.5 W/O
RUT 76-58 W 1.5 138 W/U
WILL 84-52 W -27.5 146 W/U
SOUTH 88-60 W -25.5 147 W/O
VALPO 87-64 W -29.5 139 L/O

Tennessee Volunteers Last 5 Games

Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result
MASON 87-66 W -16 139 W/O
UNC 92-100 L 2.5 144.5 L/O
KU 60-69 L 1.5 141.5 L/U
PUR 67-71 L 3.5 133.5 L/O
CUSE 73-56 W -12.5 145.5 W/U

Game Preview

Tennessee’s tough early season continues Saturday, when the 17th-ranked Volunteers play yet another top Big Ten team.

The game against No. 20 Illinois (7-1) at Thompson Boling Arena marks the Volunteers’ third game against a Big Ten team in the first five weeks of the season.

Tennessee (5-3) earned a 10-point win Nov. 10 at Wisconsin and suffered a four-point loss to Purdue on Nov. 21 at the Maui Invitational. The Volunteers’ tough early schedule also has included games against Kansas, North Carolina and Syracuse.

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Betting Odds Trends

Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois’s last 5 games on the road
Tennessee Volunteers
No Trends to Report

Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries

Player Status/Updated
Niccolo Moretti Out Sat – Leg – 12/8/23
Sencire Harris out for season – Redshirt – 11/7/23

Tennessee Volunteers Injuries

Player Status/Updated
No injuries to report.

NCAAB Parlay Picks & Free Predictions

Final Score: Tennessee 72-70
The Pick: Illinois +6½ & Under 146
A $100 Parlay Bet will return $364 in total Payout

NCAAB Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook

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