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Illinois-UConn Solid Prop Picks with Elite Eight Spot at Stake

UConn is an 8½-point favorite versus Illinois in the NCAAB lines. The over-under is set at 155 points for the Elite Eight matchup.

Picking a side on the point spread can be a bit unpredictable. Let’s take a look at our college basketball picks for the top player prop bets in this Illinois-UConn matchup.

Illinois-UConn Solid Prop Picks with Elite Eight Spot at Stake
Illinois-UConn Solid Prop Picks with Elite Eight Spot at Stake

 

Player Prop Pick: Tristen Newton Over 5 1/2 Assists (-139)

Tristen Newton is the UConn facilitator for the team’s potent offense. Newton averages 6.1 assists per game but has stepped up during the NCAA tournament.

Newton has had 8 or more assists in four of his last five outings. The veteran guard was not needed much in UConn’s 30-point blowout victory versus San Diego State. Things are unlikely to come as easy against Illinois.

Let’s take the over on Newton’s assists in the Las Vegas odds.

 

 

Player Prop Pick: Terrence Shannon Jr. Over 2 1/2 Made Threes (+120)

You could do worse than loading up on Terrence Shannon Jr. props. It is worth noting that Shannon is facing a challenging UConn defense so proceed with caution.

That’s not stopping us from riding with Shannon from long range. Shannon has hit three or more threes in two of three NCAA tournament games. The star has made at least three long-range shots in four of his last five outings.

The NCAAB odds are offering a plus money return if Shannon tops 2.5 threes. Bet online the over on Shannon’s made threes versus UConn.

 

 

Player Prop Pick: Donovan Clingan Over 1 1/2 Assists (+108)

If you are here assists prop bets for big men, you’ve come to the right place. UConn center Donovan Clingan may be 7-foot-2 but the big man is an adept passer.

The NCAA basketball odds are offering plus money on Clingan’s assists props. Clingan has had two or more assists in two of the three March Madness games.

UConn is going to need points to keep up with Illinois. Smart money is on the over on Clingan’s assists at the sportsbook.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

What is the point spread in the Illinois-UConn Elite Eight matchup?


UConn is an 8½-point favorite versus Illinois.

What are Illinois' odds of winning the NCAA basketball championship?


Illinois is fourth in the championship odds at +1600.

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