Sunday, February 7, 2016
State Farm Center
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday, February 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 18-4 and a road record of 4-2. They are 12-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-8. The Fighting Illini have an overall record of 11-12 and a home record of 5-6. They have an over/under record of 11-9 and they are 10-10 against the spread.
Jarrod Uthoff comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawkeyes. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Peter Jok averages 15.1 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Iowa. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Malcolm Hill averages 19.1 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Illini. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kendrick Nunn averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Iowa averages 80.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 47th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 19th in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game which ranks them 70th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 10 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 50th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 250th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 181st place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 111th in the Division 1.
Illinois averages 74.5 points per game this year which ranks them 128th 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 190th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 113th in the nation. They average 32.3 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 312th and 137th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Illini rank 14th with 10.1 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 76.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 266th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 294th and 316th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 276th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 284th place in the nation. The Fighting Illini force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 98th in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes average 76.8 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 7.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.7 per contest. The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 115.2 and they assist on 58.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Iowa turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31%. The Hawkeyes give up 69.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Illini score 74.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.3 points per game. The Fighting Illini have a rating on offense of 103.7 and 53.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 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 38% of their shots. Illinois turns it over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 21.4%. The Fighting Illini give up 74.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-7 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 10-8 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 10-10 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 11-9 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/06/15 F Dale Jones Knee out for season
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
12/20/15 F Leron Black Knee out indefinitely
11/14/15 G Tracy Abrams Achilles out for season
02/06/16 F Michael Finke Knee "?" Sunday vs. Iowa
02/06/16 F Mike Thorne Jr. Knee "?" Sunday vs. Iowa
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa
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