Friday's game at State Farm Center has the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-1) matching up with the Valparaiso Beacons (2-1) at 8:00 PM ET (on November 17). Our computer prediction projects a lopsided 79-46 victory as our model heavily favors Illinois.

Based on our computer prediction, Illinois is a good bet to cover the point spread, which currently sits at 29.5. The two teams are projected to fall short of the 139.5 total.

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Valparaiso vs. Illinois Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV: B1G+
  • Where: Champaign, Illinois
  • Venue: State Farm Center
  • Line: Illinois -29.5
  • Point Total: 139.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Illinois -10000, Valparaiso +1800

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Valparaiso vs. Illinois Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Illinois 79, Valparaiso 46

Spread & Total Prediction for Valparaiso vs. Illinois

  • Pick ATS: Illinois (-29.5)
  • Pick OU: Under (139.5)

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Valparaiso Performance Insights

  • Last season Valparaiso averaged 68.9 points per game (249th-ranked in college basketball) and surrendered 73.6 points per contest (279th-ranked).
  • With 31 boards per game, the Beacons were 233rd in the country. They allowed 31.5 rebounds per contest, which ranked 192nd in college basketball.
  • Valparaiso delivered 13.6 dimes per game, which ranked them 136th in the country.
  • The Beacons averaged 11.9 turnovers per game (189th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while forcing 10.6 turnovers per contest (294th-ranked).
  • The Beacons ranked eighth-worst in college basketball with a 29.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, they made 6.2 three-pointers per game (299th-ranked in college basketball).
  • Last year Valparaiso gave up 7.5 treys per game (218th-ranked in college basketball) and allowed opponents to shoot 33.9% (194th-ranked) from beyond the arc.
  • Valparaiso took 64% two-pointers and 36% threes last season. Of the team's baskets, 75.7% were two-pointers and 24.3% were threes.

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