Eastern Illinois at Nebraska College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The Eastern Illinois Panthers travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
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Eastern Illinois comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 14-15. They had a point differential of 3.0 as they averaged 74.8 points per game while giving up 71.8 per contest. Nebraska had an overall record of 12-18 last season. They averaged 69.9 points per game and surrendered 73.0, good for a point differential of -3.1.
Valuable Eastern Illinois Panthers Betting Trends
The Eastern Illinois Panthers were 14-13 against the spread last season
The Eastern Illinois Panthers were 14-13 against the over/under last year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers were 13-16 against the spread last season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers were 13-14 against the over/under last year
Key Eastern Illinois Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/17 G Evan Taylor Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Illinois
11/09/17 G Glynn Watson Jr. Knee is probable Saturday vs. Eastern Illinois
11/06/17 G Anton Gill Knee is probable Saturday vs. Eastern Illinois
11/06/17 F Isaiah Roby Knee is probable Saturday vs. Eastern Illinois
Demetrius McReynolds averaged 14.7 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 4.9 rebounds per game and dished out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 42% while his free throw percentage finished at 82%. Montell Goodwin averaged 14.3 points per game in 31 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.1 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 38% for the year while his free throw percentage was 74%.
Tai Webster averaged 17 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 5.1 rebounds per game and had 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was at 74%. Glynn Watson Jr. averaged 13 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Illinois averaged 74.8 points per contest last season, which ranked them 139th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 3.0 and their shooting percentage was 42% as a team, which had them ranked 301st. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 74th in the country. They averaged 37.3 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranked them 98th and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 215th with 12.7 per game. The Panthers allowed 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 171st in Division 1. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 142nd and 207th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 38.9 rebounds a game which ranked 324th and they gave up 12.9 assists per contest, which put them in 142nd place in college basketball. They forced 15.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 331st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska was 253rd in the country with 69.9 points per game last year. They were 306th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin was -3.1. They shot 32% from 3-point range, which was good for 302nd in college basketball. They were 52nd in the nation in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 299th in assists per contest with 11.4. The Cornhuskers were 156th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Cornhuskers surrendered 73.0 points per contest, which ranked them 204th in the country. Their defense allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 222nd and 348th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 179th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest and 233rd with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers were 221st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game last season.
The Panthers were 82nd in the country in defensive rating last season with 98.9, and their offensive rating of 102.9 was ranked 197th. They were 130th in college basketball in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 267th. As a unit they were 277th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 143rd in D-1. Eastern Illinois was 275th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 49%, which was 120th in the country.
Nebraska was 204th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 230th in the nation. The Cornhuskers were 273rd in the country in offensive rating with 99.5, and their defensive rating of 103.9 was ranked 211th. In terms of pace they were 207th in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% was 329th. As a team they were 325th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 323rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Illinois/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nebraska
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