Saturday, January 14, 2017
State Farm Center
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
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The Terrapins come into this game with an overall record of 15-2 and a road record of 2-0. They are 9-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-10. The Fighting Illini have an overall record of 12-5 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 8-7 and they are 7-7 against the spread.
Melo Trimble comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Terrapins. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Justin Jackson averages 10.8 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Maryland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Malcolm Hill averages 18.6 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Illini. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Tracy Abrams averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Maryland averages 74.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 116th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 132nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 98th in the country. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game which ranks them 153rd and 226th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 194th with 13.8 per game. The Terrapins allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 67th and 94th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 130th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 205th in Division 1.
Illinois averages 76.6 points per game this year which ranks them 83rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 63rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 87th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest which ranks them 168th and 225th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Illini rank 209th with 13.9 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 183rd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 203rd and 213th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 98th place in the nation. The Fighting Illini force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 259th in college basketball.
The Terrapins average 79.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 per contest. The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 109.4 and they assist on 52% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Maryland turns the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.3%. The Terrapins give up 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Illini score 83.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.4 points per game. The Fighting Illini have a rating on offense of 110 and 48.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Illinois turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.2%. The Fighting Illini give up 71.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-7 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 6-10 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-7 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-7 against the over/under
Maryland Terrapins Injuries
01/09/17 F Michal Cekovsky Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Indiana U
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
01/12/17 G D.J. Williams Personal out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois
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