Saturday, January 23, 2016
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The Illinois Fighting Illini travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Fighting Illini come into this game with an overall record of 9-10 and a road record of 0-4. They are 8-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-7. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 6-13 and a home record of 5-6. They have an over/under record of 11-6 and they are 5-12 against the spread.
Malcolm Hill comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Fighting Illini. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kendrick Nunn averages 17.8 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Illinois. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Nate Mason averages 12.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Gophers. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Joey King averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Illinois averages 74.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 141st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 145th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 104th in the country. They average 31.2 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game which ranks them 330th and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 9.8 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 76.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 258th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 319th and 336th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 208th and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 286th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 113th in the Division 1.
Minnesota averages 69.8 points per game this year which ranks them 222nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 287th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 202nd in the nation. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest which ranks them 272nd and 238th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Gophers rank 53rd with 11.4 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 208th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 203rd and 255th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 277th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest which puts them in 316th place in the nation. The Golden Gophers force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 231st in college basketball.
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-8 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 9-7 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-12 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-6 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
12/20/15 F Leron Black Knee out indefinitely
11/14/15 G Tracy Abrams Achilles out for season
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
12/23/15 G Jarvis Johnson Heart out indefinitely
01/22/16 C Bakary Konate Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
01/19/16 G Ahmad Gilbert Finger out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Illinois
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