Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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The Illinois Fighting Illini travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
The Fighting Illini come into this game with an overall record of 12-6 and a road record of 0-2. They are 7-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-8. The Boilermakers have an overall record of 14-4 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 9-5 and they are 9-6 against the spread.
Malcolm Hill comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Fighting Illini. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Leron Black averages 10.2 points per game in 21.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Illinois. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Caleb Swanigan averages 18.2 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Boilermakers. He grabs 12.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Isaac Haas averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Illinois averages 75.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 106th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 79th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 101st in the country. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game which ranks them 168th and 234th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 205th with 13.8 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 164th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 198th and 189th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 85th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 257th in Division 1.
Purdue averages 82.6 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 9th in the nation. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers rank 185th with 13.6 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 66th and 96th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 116th place in the nation. The Boilermakers force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 251st in college basketball.
The Fighting Illini average 67.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2 per contest. The Fighting Illini have an offensive rating of 108.6 and they assist on 49.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.8 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 35% of their shots. Illinois turns the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.3%. The Fighting Illini give up 75.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Boilermakers score 82.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20 points per game. The Boilermakers have a rating on offense of 114.6 and 67% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Purdue turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.3%. The Boilermakers give up 62.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-8 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-8 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 9-6 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 9-5 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
01/12/17 G D.J. Williams Personal out indefinitely
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue
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