Longwood at Illinois College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/13/2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
State Farm Center
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The Longwood Lancers head to State Farm Center to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Illinois as 27.5 point favorites.
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Longwood comes into this game with an overall record of 3-6. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 68.1 points per game while giving up 72.2 per contest. Illinois has an overall mark of 7-4. They are averaging 82.9 points per contest and giving up 72.8, which is a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Longwood Lancers Betting Trends
The Longwood Lancers are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Longwood Lancers are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Key Longwood Lancers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
12/12/17 F Leron Black Elbow is "?" Wednesday vs Longwood
Isaiah Walton averages 18.9 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Byron Ashe averages 14.7 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Leron Black scores 13.6 points per contest while playing 25.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Michael Finke averages 11.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Longwood averages 68.1 points per contest this year, which is 298th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 237th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 176th in Division 1. They average 33.3 boards per contest and 10.9 assists per game, which ranks them 291st and 334th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 59th with 15.4 per game. The Lancers allow 72.2 points per contest, which is 189th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 78th and 36th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 328th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 82nd place in college basketball. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Illinois is 49th in the country with 82.9 points per contest this season. They are 195th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 262nd in Division 1. They are 176th in the country in rebounding with 36.5 boards per contest and 127th in assists per game with 14.9. The Fighting Illini are 67th in turnovers per contest with 15.4. The Fighting Illini give up 72.8 points per game, which ranks them 199th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 232nd and 219th in those defensive statistics. They rank 53rd with 11.1 dimes allowed per game and 78th with 32.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Illini are 343rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 19.8 per contest this year.
The Lancers are 154th in the country in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 93 is ranked 327th. They are 92nd in college basketball in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 233rd. As a unit they are 244th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 177th in D-1. Longwood is 31st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 79th in the country.
Illinois is 150th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 23 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 195th in Division 1. The Fighting Illini are 81st in the nation in defensive rating with 94.2, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 142nd. They are 32nd in D-1 in pace with 75.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 225th. As a unit they are 165th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 232nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Longwood/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Longwood +27.5
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