Wednesday, December 21, 2016
State Farm Center
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The Missouri Tigers travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 5-5. They are 4-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5. The Fighting Illini have an overall record of 9-3 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 3-7 and they are 4-5 against the spread.
Frankie Hughes comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 32% while his free throw percentage is currently at 61%. Kevin Puryear averages 11.9 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Missouri. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Malcolm Hill averages 18.2 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Illini. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Leron Black averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Missouri averages 70.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 227th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 296th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 342nd in the country. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 163rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 74th with 12.2 per game. The Tigers allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 33rd in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.5 rebounds a game which ranks 301st and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 44th place in the country. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 74th in Division 1.
Illinois averages 77.4 points per game this year which ranks them 82nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 74th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 85th in the nation. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 133rd and 190th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Illini rank 256th with 14.6 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 141st in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 145th and 143rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 45th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 60th place in the nation. The Fighting Illini force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 179th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 68 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 97.2 and they assist on 54.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Missouri turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.4%. The Tigers give up 71.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Illini score 84.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 84 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13 points per game. The Fighting Illini have a rating on offense of 109.8 and 50.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Illinois turns it over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.9%. The Fighting Illini give up 71.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 4-4 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 3-5 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 4-5 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-7 against the over/under
Missouri Tigers Injuries
12/10/16 G Terrence Phillips Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Illinois
12/09/16 F Reed Nikko Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Illinois
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
11/10/16 F Kipper Nichols Eligibility is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. BYU
Tony's Pick: Take Illinois
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