Maryland at Illinois College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
State Farm Center
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 2.5 point favorites.
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Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.4 as they are averaging 77.0 points per contest while giving up 63.6 per game. Illinois has an overall mark of 6-2. They are averaging 84.4 points per contest and giving up 70.4, which is a point differential of 14.0.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-2 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
No key injuries to report
Anthony Cowan averages 15.3 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kevin Huerter averages 13 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Leron Black averages 14.3 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Aaron Jordan averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland averages 77.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 158th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 69th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 80th in the country. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 71st and 159th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 50th with 16.1 per game. The Terrapins allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 44th and 77th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 64th place in college basketball. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 36th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Illinois is 47th in the country with 84.4 points per game this year. They are 206th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 14.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 243rd in college basketball. They are 156th in the nation in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 77th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Fighting Illini are 150th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Fighting Illini surrender 70.4 points per contest, which ranks them 150th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 159th and 251st in those defensive statistics. They rank 53rd with 10.8 assists allowed per contest and 65th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Illini are 343rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 19.6 per game this season.
The Terrapins are 53rd in the nation in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 93.8 is ranked 88th. In terms of pace they are 305th in the country with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 60th. As a team they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 142nd in Division 1. Maryland is 31st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 34th in the nation.
Illinois is 225th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 23.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 142nd in Division 1. The Fighting Illini are 57th in the nation in defensive rating with 91.7, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 111th. They are 46th in D-1 in pace with 75.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 220th. As a unit they are 151st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 209th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Illinois +2.5
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