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Illinois State vs. Kentucky Prediction, Odds, College Basketball Picks [12/29/2023]

Illinois State vs. Kentucky Prediction, Odds, College Basketball Picks  [12/29/2023]

Kentucky will take on Illinois State in College Basketball action at Rupp Arena on Friday, commencing at 7:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's full betting preview for Friday's Illinois State vs. Kentucky matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Illinois State vs. Kentucky Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used trusted machine learning and statistics to simulate the result of Friday's College Basketball matchup between Illinois State and Kentucky 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of College Basketball picks.

Our independent predictive analytics model gives Kentucky a 94% chance of defeating Illinois State, and our predicted final score has Kentucky winning 83-64.

According to our model, Illinois State (+19.5) has a 52% chance of covering the spread, while the 149.5-point Over/Under has an equal 50-50 chance of hitting.

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Illinois State vs. Kentucky Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Illinois State Kentucky
Spread +19.5 (-102) -19.5 (-120)
Moneyline +1600 -4500
Total o149.5 (-115) u149.5 (-105)
  • Kentucky is listed as the -19.5 favorite versus Illinois State, with -120 at FanDuel Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Illinois State (+19.5) to cover the spread, FanDuel also has the best odds currently on offer at -102.
  • FanDuel currently has the best moneyline odds for Kentucky at -4500. That means you can risk $4,500 to win $100 for a total payout of $4,600 if it gets the W.
  • Meanwhile, FanDuel also has the best moneyline odds for Illinois State at +1600, where you can bet $100 to profit $1,600, earning a total payout of $1,700 if it wins.
  • The Over/Under is set at 149.5 with FanDuel, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -115, as well as the best odds for the Under at -105.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check all of the legal sports betting sites that are available in your state for the best College Basketball odds and lines.

Illinois State vs. Kentucky Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have determined the best betting picks to make on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread Illinois State +19.5 -102
Moneyline Illinois State +1600
Total Under 149.5 -105


While Kentucky is more likely to win the game, taking Illinois State moneyline is the best option due to the edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently on offer.

Taking advantage of the edges published on Dimers is pivotal to being profitable in the long run.

Our best College Basketball bets are based on world-class modeling and gambling intelligence to bring you the best possible plays every day of the year.

Remember, our model updates frequently, so refresh this article for any changes to our betting insights ahead of Illinois State vs. Kentucky on Friday December 29, 2023.

Illinois State vs. Kentucky Game Information

Friday's matchup between Kentucky and Illinois State in College Basketball at Rupp Arena is scheduled to commence at 7:00PM ET.

  • Who: Illinois State vs. Kentucky
  • Date: Friday December 29, 2023
  • Time: 7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT
  • Venue: Rupp Arena


Our full coverage of Illinois State vs. Kentucky includes pregame predictions, betting picks, and live win probabilities.

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