Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Illinois Fighting Illini travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has Providence as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145. The Fighting Illini come into this game with an overall record of 1-1 and they have yet to play a road game. The Friars have an overall record of 1-0 and a home record of 1-0.
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Mike Thorne comes into this contest averaging 23 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Fighting Illini. He pulls down 11 rebounds per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is currently at 47%. Malcolm Hill averages 16.5 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Illinois. His field goal percentage is 31% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kris Dunn averages 32 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Friars. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Rodney Bullock averages 20 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Illinois averages 80.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 93rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 80th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 106th in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game which ranks them 156th and 101st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 48th with 8 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 83.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 281st in the nation. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 47% average from behind the arc ranking them 285th and 325th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 115th and they give up 16 assists per contest which puts them in 281st place in the country. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 250th in the Division 1.
Providence averages 76 points per game this year which ranks them 138th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 205th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 25% which is good for 252nd in the nation. They average 36 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 188th and 148th respectively. In the turnover department the Friars rank 41st with 7 per game. The Friars allow 64 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 105th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 45% average from behind the arc ranking them 243rd and 318th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40 rebounds a game which ranks 238th and they give up 16 assists per contest which puts them in 286th place in the nation. The Friars force 22 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in college basketball.
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 1-0 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 1-0 against the over/under
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 0-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 0-0 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
11/17/15 G Jaylon Tate Finger out indefinitely
11/17/15 F Leron Black Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Providence
11/14/15 G Tracy Abrams Achilles out for season
11/10/15 G Kendrick Nunn Thumb expected to miss 7-8 weeks
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Illinois
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