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    # 13 Illinois at # 10 Gonzaga Mens Basketball

    # 13 Illinois at # 10 Gonzaga

    Zags have one of the best teams they have had in a long time, They are Tenacious on defense down low and rebounding. They have some beast down low roaming the paint for sure.

    The only nick I could put on the Zags is the defensive ability to guard from the 3 point range. They suck at that and those big trees are not coming out to defend from beyond 15 feet.

    Illinois has come out of no where, ask anyone and they will tell you Illinois is over rated, but they are rated for a reason people like what they see with this team with a new coach. Leading the nation in 3 point shooting pressing every play up and down and a free will type of play.

    The Zags will dominate the inside game. Illinois will have plenty of free and clear shot looks from beyond. Zags rank 310 in 3 point defense.

    I look for Illinois to be in this game tooth and nail, This is a different Illinois team this year loaded with talent with a new Head Coach that plays high intensity ball.

    The spread is Gonzaga -11.5

    I see this game Illinois keeping it close losing by a heart breaker

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    The line is 12 Zags favored.

    I expect a close game and am staying with Illinois to cover this game.

    This Illinois team is not traveling out west to get schooled in the game of basket ball, they have Senior Leadership and a ton of talent.

    This should be one good match up.

    Illinois + 12

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    I got them at +12.5 straight & started a small mixed parlay with them on the ML (+600). GL to us chief!

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    Gonzaga nearly lost to Washington St. as 14 pt faves. How they could be favored by 12 over Illinois is beyond me.

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    It is the front court of the Zags that will cause Illinois problems, rebounding and the Zags will post 4 trees down low begging you to miss from long range.

    Illinois who averages 11 treys a game from afar They should get plenty of looks at that shot with this game.

    This is a run and gun team for Illinois, inside presence is always a concern, should be a fast pace game and close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon1952 View Post
    Gonzaga nearly lost to Washington St. as 14 pt faves. How they could be favored by 12 over Illinois is beyond me.
    I watched that game and the Zags looked tired and did not defend the perimeter well. ''

    Big Trees can only run for like 8 minutes.

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    41-41 at half

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    yeah, its nationally televised on ESPN 2, so far so good

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    Lookin good. Come on orange!

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    sweet, we cashed & I have a ridiculous parlay started with Illini on the ML at +600 (wish I woulda just bet that straight as I know I'll tank my NFL)

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    ILLINOIS 85- ZAGS 74

    Illinois moves to 10-0

    Brandon Paul scores 35 points this Illinois team is for real...

    Great cover as a dog and great win for Illinois

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