Valparaiso vs Illinois Basketball Odds

The Crusaders will play the Fighting Illini on Friday, November 17th, 2023. Your timezone's tip off time is 8:00 pm EST. Check local listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage.

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Key Matchup Stats

The Valparaiso and Illinois basketball teams will play on Friday, November 17th, 2023 as the 2023-24 college basketball season continues to roll along. Now that both teams have a few games under their belts, let’s size up this matchup by looking at some performance metrics and key stats.

  • Power Rankings - Valparaiso currently has a 98.00 conference power ranking so far in the 2023-24 season. The conference power ranking for Illinois is 97.00.
  • Away Valparaiso - Valparaiso heads into this game with a 0-0 record as an away team, ranking them 2nd in the Missouri Valley Conference for away team wins.
  • Home Illinois - Illinois will host Valparaiso sporting a 2-1 record as a home team. They currently rank 3rd in the Big Ten Conference for home team wins for the 2023-24 season.
  • Conference Win Percentage - Valparaiso currently ranks 1st (0.000) in the Missouri Valley Conference, with Illinois now standing 1st (0.000) for their conference win percentage in the 2023 Big Ten Conference for the 2023-24 college basketball season.
  • Overall Win Percentage - Valparaiso has a 0.667 overall win percentage. Their opponent, Illinois, has a 0.667 overall win percentage.
  • Team Records - Valparaiso has a 2-1 regular season overall record. Illinois has notched a 2-1 standing so far in the 2023-24 college basketball season.

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Ladies and gentlemen, gather 'round for a magical battle on the court this Friday! Valparaiso, with a 2-1 overall standing, will face off against Illinois, also with a 2-1 overall record. The stakes are high as college basketball conference records determine the conference tournament seeds. Valparaiso holds a 0-0 Missouri Valley Conference standing, while Illinois has a 0-0 Big Ten Conference standing.

Valparaiso is riding high on a winning streak, while Illinois is looking to shake off a losing streak. It's a clash of forces, both hungry for victory. But fear not, for our point spread, total, and moneyline tables show the best lines and odds for this matchup. So, if you're feeling adventurous, place a bet at BetMGM, BetWay, or Betrivers.

To gain a deeper understanding of the teams, review each team's futures odds and current standings below. Valparaiso is a team with great potential, and Illinois is a formidable opponent. Both teams are eager to prove their worth and secure a victory on the court. So mark your calendars, for this game is sure to be a thrilling showdown of skill and determination.

And remember, the magic of college basketball lies within the unknown, where anything can happen. So, join us on November 17th, 2023, as Valparaiso battles Illinois in a game that will captivate and astonish.

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Best Point Spread Betting Odds


Illinois has a -26.5 -117 point spread at BetRivers VA. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. Valparaiso has a +29.5 -110 point spread at BetMGM VA. Valparaiso is the point spread underdog. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Best Total Betting Odds
BetMGM has the best over line of 139.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. BetRivers has the best under line of 140.5 points. Risk $117 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds


Illinois is the -10000 moneyline favorite. Risk $10,000 to win $100 on Illinois at BetMGM. Valparaiso is the +1800 underdog at BetMGM. Risk $100 to win $1,800 on Valparaiso. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

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What is the point spread for the Valparaiso vs Illinois College Basketball game on Friday, November 17th, 2023?

Illinois is a -26.5 -117 point spread favorite at BetRivers, while Valparaiso is a +29.5 -110 point spread underdog at BetMGM.

What is the over-under total line for the Valparaiso vs Illinois College Basketball game on Friday, November 17th, 2023?

The best over line is 139.5 -110 points at BetMGM, which means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 140.5 -117 points at BetRivers, and that means you risk $117 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the Valparaiso vs Illinois College Basketball game on Friday, November 17th, 2023?

Illinois is a -10000 moneyline favorite at BetMGM and Valparaiso is a +1800 moneyline underdog at BetMGM.

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Underdog Valparaiso - Valparaiso bettors risk $100 to win $83.33 at -120 odds.

A +26.5 Valparaiso underdog bet wins if they lose by 26 or fewer, tie, or win outright. Your bet loses if they lose by 27 or more.

Favorite Illinois - Illinois bettors risk $100 to win $85.47 at -117 odds.

A -26.5 Illinois favorite bet wins if they win by 27 or more. Your bet loses if they win by 26 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

Valparaiso at Illinois Prop Bets

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Team Standings

2023-2024 College Basketball Regular Season Standings - Valparaiso, Illinois
Team W-L Win% Home Away Conf CGB Conf% Strk
Big Ten
#6 Illinois29-90.76315-36-514-6+30.700L1
Missouri Valley

Valparaiso & Illinois Futures Odds

Latest College Basketball Championship odds, if available, for each team. Review March Madness odds for other teams and learn how to bet on the college basketball tournament. Also be sure to read Ron Halfback's Final Four write-up.

Valparaiso Championship Odds

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Illinois Championship Odds
2024-25 Illinois NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Odds

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Valparaiso & Illinois Team Pages

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How to Bet on the Game

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How to Bet on the Valparaiso vs Illinois College Basketball Game

  1. Open a new sports betting account before game time.

    Review our list of sports betting sites. Open a new account before the game starts on Friday, November 17th, 2023 at 8:00 pm EST, making sure to enter all your personal details correctly. Don't forget to add your bonus code.

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  3. Tap to the sportsbook's College Basketball page, look for the Valparaiso vs Illinois Game.

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  4. Choose your bet and place a wager.

    Choose your bet and then use the funds you deposited to place a wager. The sportsbook will pay your winnings or deduct a losing wager from your account balance after the game.

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