Wednesday, January 25, 2017
State Farm Center
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The Iowa Hawkeyes head to State Farm Center to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 5.5 point favorites.
The Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 11-9 and a road record of 0-4. They are 6-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-8. The Fighting Illini have an overall record of 12-8 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 9-9 and they are 7-10 against the spread.
Peter Jok comes into this contest averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawkeyes. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Cordell Pemsl averages 9.3 points per game in 20.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Iowa. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
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Malcolm Hill averages 17.8 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Illini. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Maverick Morgan averages 10.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Iowa averages 81.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 33rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 109th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 144th in the country. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 234th with 14 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 78.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 281st in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 155th and 257th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 308th and they give up 16.9 assists per contest which puts them in 337th place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 112th in Division 1.
Illinois averages 74 points per game this year which ranks them 147th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 85th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 168th in the nation. They average 35 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 209th and 241st respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Illini rank 175th with 13.4 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 181st in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 230th and 188th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 103rd place in the nation. The Fighting Illini force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 253rd in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes average 70.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -13.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12.7 per contest. The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 107.2 and they assist on 59.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Iowa turns the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.9%. The Hawkeyes give up 83.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Illini score 81 ppg at home and they have averaged 60.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -12.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.6 points per game. The Fighting Illini have a rating on offense of 107 and 48.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Illinois turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.6%. The Fighting Illini give up 70.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-10 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 8-8 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-10 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 9-9 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
01/12/17 G D.J. Williams Personal out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Illinois -5.5
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