Illinois vs. UCLA Prediction & Odds
A pair of unbeaten top-25 foes will square off at T-Mobile Arena on Friday night where the UCLA Bruins will take on the Illinois Fighting Illini at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Is it wise to follow the line movement and back the Illini as an underdog?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
886 Illinois Fighting Illini (+2.5) at 885 UCLA Bruins (-2.5); o/u 145.5
9:30 p.m. ET, Friday, November 18, 2022
Illinois vs. UCLA Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 68% of public bettors are currently backing UCLA when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
UCLA Bruins DFS Spin
Tyger Campbell ended with 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt), one rebound, seven assists and three steals over 28 minutes during Monday's 86-56 victory over Norfolk State. UCLA's offense ran through veteran point guard, Campbell, during Monday's win over Norfolk State. The 5-foot-11 senior put on a stellar playmaking performance, dishing out seven assists in the contest without a turnover. Campbell, who is averaging 14.3 points per game this season, displayed his ability to put his teammates in a position to succeed, as six Bruins' players ended the game in double figures.
Illinois Fighting Illini DFS Spin
Skyy Clark contributed seven points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound and six assists in 20 minutes during Monday's 103-65 win over Monmouth. Clark opens the season as the starting point guard but Monday was the first time he really showed off his passing ability in the stat line. While he still might be recovering from a shoulder injury after wearing a brace in preseason, Clark still holds the keys for the Illini attack, a role he'll hold until Jayden Epps forces it out of his hands.
Illinois vs. UCLA CBB Betting Trends
Under is 6-2 in Fighting Illini last 8 overall
Under is 6-2 in Fighting Illini last 8 neutral site games
Under is 14-5 in Bruins last 19 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Under is 9-4 in Bruins last 13 games following a ATS win
Illinois vs. UCLA CBB Prediction:
Even though the line movement for tonight’s game suggests sharps are backing Illinois (which went from +4 down to +2.5), the Fighting Illini are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 1-6 against the number in their last seven neutral site games and are 2-7 at the betting window in their last nine games coming off a win. On the other side, the Bruins are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 5-2 against the number in their last seven games coming off a win and are 4-0 at the betting window in their last four games coming off a win of more than 20 points.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: UCLA BRUINS -2.5