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Illinois vs. Grand Canyon, 11/08/2019 21:00 EDT, Score: 83 - 71

Point Spread: +8/-105 Grand Canyon

Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Result: Loss

The burn of losing a home opener for the first time in 17 years stung for Grand Canyon last time out. I believe that this usually well coached group got looking ahead to this this tilt with Illinois. Illinois is the first Power Five visitor to GCU Arena since the Lopes gave Louisville a scare three years ago.

QUOTE:"Illinois is a tough team but we'll be ready for it, a lot more ready than we were Tuesday, that's for sure," Jenkins said.

"I was talking to my teammates and saying, 'What's done is done.' We can erase all of that by going and winning that game Friday. That's a big game and a big team. It's a tough task but I know we're more than capable of beating them. END QUOTE:

Grand Canyon on their own home floor will be a formidable pesky opponent for Illinois and I recommend we take the points.

Fighting Illini are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.Fighting Illini are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.Fighting Illini are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.Fighting Illini are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

Antelopes are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

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