Illinois Fighting Illini vs Virginia Cavaliers 11-20-22

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Virginia Cavaliers 11/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Virginia Cavaliers 11/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews



The 19 Illinois Fighting Illini will play against the 16 Virginia Cavaliers at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 3:00 PM ET.


The Fighting Illini defeated the UCLA Bruins on Friday, 79-70. Illinois enters the game with an average of 20.3 takeaways, ranking 20th in NCAA basketball.


Illinois will not give Franklin and the Cavaliers many open looks. The Fighting Illini are currently 94th in 3-point percentage allowed, with 3s accounting for only 26% of their points allowed so far this season.


The victory for Illinois over UCLA was unquestionably a team effort, but one player stood out in particular. Terrence Shannon Jr. was excellent from behind the arc.


The Texas Tech transfer demonstrated his incredible potential by making 8 of 9 long-range attempts now that he is fully healthy.


Illinois’ guard was one of the team’s most active players, finishing with a double-double of 29 points and ten rebounds.


  • The Illinois Fighting Illini was 13-20-0 against the spread the previous year. 
  • The Fighting Illini won once ATS (1-3) as underdogs of 2.5 points or greater last season. 
  • Illinois had 17 of its 33 matches hit the OVER last season.

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Virginia Cavaliers Predictions 11/20/2022


Virginia is presently undefeated at 3-0, while Illinois is 4-0. A couple of numbers to remember before tip-off: Virginia ranks 16th in college basketball in turnovers per game, with only 9.3 on average.


On Friday, Virginia defeated Baylor 86-79. Due to their increased ability to spread the floor, the Cavaliers’ offense took on a different appearance.


Virginia is currently second in the nation for 3-point shooting percentage, as if their 9 of 14 shooting effort from last night wasn’t enough.


Armaan Franklin, one of the Cavaliers’ five returning players, finished with 26 points on 12 shots. He made 3 out of 6 field goal attempts and 9 out of 10 free throw attempts.


Virginia rose to No. 9 on Saturday morning as a result of their performance. Armaan Franklin, a guard for the Cavaliers, was crisp while scoring 26 points.


  • The Virginia Cavaliers had 17 wins in 35 contests ATS the previous year. 
  • Against the spread, as a 2.5-point favorite or greater, Virginia went 9-10-1 last season. 
  • There were 16 Cavaliers games (out of 35) that hit the OVER last year.

#19 Illinois Fighting Illini vs 16 Virginia Cavaliers. The NCAAB pick for this match is the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Cavaliers moved to 3-0 with an 86-79 win against Baylor in the semifinals of the Continental Tire Main Event in Las Vegas on Friday night.


Tony Bennett’s team shot 55.6% from the field and 64.3% from 3-point range, and led by as many as 22 points following a 21-2 second-half run.


The Fighting Illini have the upper hand on both sides of the floor because they have more scoring options and are able to stop the Cavaliers from the arc.


An interesting matchup should result from these conflicting strengths. The Illinois Fighting Illini will win by a predicted score of 71-67


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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Virginia Cavaliers 11/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 3:00 PM (EDT)


Location: T-Mobile Arena 


Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022




NCAAB Odds: Illinois Fighting Illini +2.5 


NCAAB Totals: 136.5


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