Sunday, January 3, 2016
Value City Arena
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The Illinois Fighting Illini travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, January 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 141.
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The Fighting Illini come into this game with an overall record of 8-6 and a road record of 0-1. They are 6-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 9-5 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 6-9 and they are 7-7 against the spread.
Kendrick Nunn comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Fighting Illini. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Malcolm Hill averages 18.1 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Illinois. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Marc Loving averages 14.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Illinois averages 75.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 101st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 100th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 81st in the country. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game which ranks them 298th and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 10.1 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 214th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 269th and 316th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 144th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 220th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in the Division 1.
Ohio State averages 72 points per game this year which ranks them 178th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 80th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 180th in the nation. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest which ranks them 65th and 192nd respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 244th with 13.9 per game. The Buckeyes allow 62.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 179th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 97th and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 153rd in college basketball.
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 6-5 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 6-6 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-7 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-9 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
12/30/15 G Khalid Lewis Illness "?" Sunday vs. Ohio State
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
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/17/15 G Austin Grandstaff Personal has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Illinois
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