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    The No. 3 seed Illinois Fighting Illini (29-8) are 8.5-point underdogs in their NCAA Tournament Elite Eight matchup with the No. 1 seed UConn Huskies (34-3) on Saturday at TD Garden, airing on TBS starting at 6:09 PM, with the winner advancing to the Final Four from the East Region bracket.

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    How do I watch Huskies vs. Fighting Illini?

    • Game Day: Saturday, March 30, 2024
    • Game Time: 6:09 PM ET
    • TV Channel: TBS
    • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
    • Arena: TD Garden

    Betting Lines for Huskies vs. Fighting Illini

    UConn vs Illinois Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    UConn -8.5 155

    UConn Betting Stats & Information

    • UConn has gone 29-2 in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 93.5%).
    • The Huskies have played in 19 games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -431 or shorter and won each time.
    • The Huskies are 25-12-0 against the spread this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 8.5-point favorites this season, the Huskies are 16-8 against the spread.
    • The average point total for UConn’s games this year is 9.9 fewer points than the total of 155 in this matchup.

    Illinois Betting Stats & Info

    • Illinois has won four of the seven games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • The Fighting Illini have played as an underdog of +335 or more once this season and lost that game.
    • The Fighting Illini are 22-14-1 against the spread this season.
    • The Fighting Illini are 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 8.5-point underdogs.
    • The average point total for Illinois this year is 2.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    UConn vs. Illinois Season Stat Comparison

    UConn Rank UConn AVG Illinois AVG Illinois Rank
    30th 78.6 Points Scored 74.3 115th
    34th 64.1 Points Allowed 67.2 88th
    10th 39.3 Rebounds 37.8 35th
    7th 11.5 Off. Rebounds 9.9 60th
    30th 9.1 3pt Made 7.6 149th
    4th 17.5 Assists 12.4 230th
    217th 12.2 Turnovers 12.5 249th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    UConn Huskies Leaders

    • The leader in points and assists for the Huskies is Tristen Newton, who scores 15.3 points and dishes out 6.1 assists per game.
    • UConn’s best rebounder is Donovan Clingan, who averages 7.4 boards per game in addition to his 12.6 PPG average.
    • The Huskies get the most three-point shooting production out of Cam Spencer, who makes 2.5 threes per game.

    Illinois Fighting Illini Leaders

    • Terrence Shannon Jr. is at the top of the Fighting Illini scoring leaderboard with 23.5 points per game. He also grabs 4.1 rebounds and averages 2.3 assists per game.
    • The Illinois leaders in rebounding and assists are Quincy Guerrier with 6.2 rebounds per game (he also adds 9.6 points and 0.3 assists per game) and Marcus Domask with four assists per game (he also tacks on 15.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game).
    • Shannon is dependable from distance and leads the Fighting Illini with 2.5 made threes per game.

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