Thursday, February 25, 2016
State Farm Center
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The Indiana Hoosiers travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Hoosiers come into this game with an overall record of 22-6 and a road record of 4-4. They are 14-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-14. The Fighting Illini have an overall record of 12-15 and a home record of 6-7. They have an over/under record of 12-12 and they are 13-11 against the spread.
Yogi Ferrell comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hoosiers. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Troy Williams averages 12.8 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Malcolm Hill averages 18.6 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Illini. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kendrick Nunn averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Indiana averages 83.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 5th in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game which ranks them 93rd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 266th with 13.6 per game. The Hoosiers allow 69.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 108th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 219th and 175th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 79th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 114th in the Division 1.
Illinois averages 73.2 points per game this year which ranks them 159th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 222nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 94th in the nation. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 299th and 140th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Illini rank 14th with 10.2 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 243rd in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 280th and 295th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 268th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 279th place in the nation. The Fighting Illini force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in college basketball.
The Hoosiers average 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 119.4 and they assist on 55.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 59%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.6%. The Hoosiers give up 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Illini score 74.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.1 points per game. The Fighting Illini have a rating on offense of 103 and 53.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Illinois turns it over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 22.1%. The Fighting Illini give up 74.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 14-14 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 14-14 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 13-11 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 12-12 against the over/under
Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/13/15 G Josh Newkirk Eligibility out for season
02/24/16 G Robert Johnson Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Illinois
01/05/16 G James Blackmon Jr Knee out for season
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
12/20/15 F Leron Black Knee out for season
11/14/15 G Tracy Abrams Achilles out for season
02/12/16 F Mike Thorne Jr. Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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