Wednesday, December 9, 2015
State Farm Center
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The Yale Bulldogs travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.5.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 5-3 and a road record of 1-3. They are 2-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1. The Fighting Illini have an overall record of 4-5 and a home record of 2-2. They have an over/under record of 3-4 and they are 4-3 against the spread.
Makai Mason comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Justin Sears averages 15.6 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Yale. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Kendrick Nunn averages 19.3 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Illini. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Malcolm Hill averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Yale averages 72.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 162nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 185th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 158th in the country. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game which ranks them 38th and 90th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 206th with 13.5 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 79th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 165th and 103rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 140th place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 246th in the Division 1.
Illinois averages 75.9 points per game this year which ranks them 112th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 96th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 94th in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest which ranks them 243rd and 113th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Illini rank 46th with 10.9 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 236th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 276th and 302nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 61st and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 186th place in the nation. The Fighting Illini force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in college basketball.
Yale Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Yale Bulldogs are 2-1 against the spread
The Yale Bulldogs are 2-1 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 4-3 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-4 against the over/under
Yale Bulldogs Injuries
12/08/15 G Landon Russell Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. Illinois
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
11/30/15 F Mike Thorne Jr. Knee out for season
11/14/15 G Tracy Abrams Achilles out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Yale
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