Saturday, January 16, 2016
State Farm Center
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Cornhuskers come into this game with an overall record of 10-8 and a road record of 1-3. They are 8-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-3. The Fighting Illini have an overall record of 9-8 and a home record of 5-3. They have an over/under record of 8-7 and they are 8-6 against the spread.
Andrew White III comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cornhuskers. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Shavon Shields averages 15.6 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Nebraska. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kendrick Nunn averages 18.8 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Illini. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Malcolm Hill averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Nebraska averages 74.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 136th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 77th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 111th in the country. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 109th and 194th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 204th with 13.3 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 63rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 102nd and 71st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 157th in the Division 1.
Illinois averages 74.9 points per game this year which ranks them 121st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 127th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 89th in the nation. They average 32 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest which ranks them 319th and 122nd respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Illini rank 10th with 9.8 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 224th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 289th and 319th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 252nd place in the nation. The Fighting Illini force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 88th in college basketball.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-5 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 10-3 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-6 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-7 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
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
Tony's Pick: Take Nebraska
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