Wednesday, December 30, 2015
State Farm Center
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The Michigan Wolverines travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Wolverines come into this game with an overall record of 10-3 and a road record of 1-1. They are 7-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-3. The Fighting Illini have an overall record of 8-5 and a home record of 4-2. They have an over/under record of 5-6 and they are 6-4 against the spread.
Caris LeVert comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolverines. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Duncan Robinson averages 12.5 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Michigan. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Malcolm Hill averages 18.7 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Illini. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kendrick Nunn averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Michigan averages 80.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 48th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 11th in the country. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game which ranks them 282nd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 8.3 per game. The Wolverines allow 62.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 92nd and 225th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 92nd place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 274th in the Division 1.
Illinois averages 76.5 points per game this year which ranks them 98th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 97th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 82nd in the nation. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 284th and 86th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Illini rank 9th with 9.9 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 212th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 263rd and 314th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 136th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 211th place in the nation. The Fighting Illini force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 114th in college basketball.
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 7-4 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 7-3 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 6-4 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 5-6 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
12/11/15 G Spike Albrecht Hip out for season
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
12/20/15 F Leron Black Knee out indefinitely
11/30/15 F Mike Thorne Jr. Knee out for season
11/14/15 G Tracy Abrams Achilles out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan
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