Tuesday, February 16, 2016
State Farm Center
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Scarlet Knights come into this game with an overall record of 6-19 and a road record of 0-8. They are 8-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-7. The Fighting Illini have an overall record of 11-14 and a home record of 5-7. They have an over/under record of 11-11 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
Corey Sanders comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Scarlet Knights. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. DeShawn Freeman averages 13.1 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Rutgers. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Malcolm Hill averages 18.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Illini. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kendrick Nunn averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Rutgers averages 68.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 272nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -12.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 276th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 319th in the country. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game which ranks them 232nd and 295th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 213th with 13.2 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 80.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 331st in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 280th and 225th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 343rd and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 313th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 271st in the Division 1.
Illinois averages 73.4 points per game this year which ranks them 157th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 223rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 115th in the nation. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 302nd and 142nd respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Illini rank 13th with 10.2 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 75.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 255th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 281st and 311th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 280th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 281st place in the nation. The Fighting Illini force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 115th in college basketball.
The Scarlet Knights average 61.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -20.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -14.3 per contest. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 94.4 and they assist on 46.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Rutgers turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.4%. The Scarlet Knights give up 81.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 92 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Illini score 73.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 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 -1.2 points per game. The Fighting Illini have a rating on offense of 102.9 and 53.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 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 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Illinois turns it over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 21.9%. The Fighting Illini give up 74.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-11 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 12-7 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 11-11 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 11-11 against the over/under
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
12/19/15 C Shaquille Doorson Foot out for season
12/19/15 F Ibrahima Diallo Foot out for season
12/11/15 F DeShawn Freeman 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
Tony's Pick: Take Rutgers
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