Southern at Illinois College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
State Farm Center
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The Southern Jaguars travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Southern comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 14-17. They had a point differential of -1.2 as they averaged 71.5 points per game while giving up 72.8 per contest. Illinois had an overall mark of 18-13 last year. They averaged 71.8 points per contest and gave up 69.9, which was a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable Southern Jaguars Betting Trends
The Southern Jaguars were 2-2 against the spread last season
The Southern Jaguars were 2-0 against the over/under last year
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini were 13-16 against the spread last season
The Illinois Fighting Illini were 11-18 against the over/under last year
Key Southern Jaguars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jared Sam averaged 13.6 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.1 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 59% for the year while his free throw percentage was 76%. Shawn Prudhomme averaged 17.5 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 5.9 rebounds per game and dished out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage was at 71%.
Maverick Morgan averaged 9.9 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.5 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 54% and his free throw percentage was 66%. Malcolm Hill averaged 17.2 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 5.1 rebounds per game and had 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage finished at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jaguars allowed 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 197th in the nation. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 122nd and 32nd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 36.5 rebounds a game which ranked 246th, and they gave up 11.2 assists per contest which put them in 40th place in the country. They forced 12.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 105th in college basketball. Southern averaged 71.5 points per contest last season, which ranked them 220th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin was -1.2 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team, which had them ranked 220th. Behind the arc they shot 32% which was good for 306th in D-1. They averaged 37.8 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game, which ranked them 71st and 294th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 104th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini surrendered 69.9 points per contest, which ranked them 116th in the country. Their defense allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 176th and 133rd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 56th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 72nd with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Illini were 114th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game last season. Illinois was 211th in Division 1 with 71.8 points per game last year. They were 147th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 1.9. They shot 37% from 3-point range, which was good for 86th in the nation. They were 233rd in college basketball in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game and 191st in assists per contest with 13.3. The Fighting Illini were 243rd in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Jaguars were 208th in the country in defensive rating last season with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 101.9 was ranked 226th. They were 170th in college basketball in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% was 296th. As a unit they were 267th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 338th in D-1. Southern was 132nd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 48%, which was 78th in the country.
Illinois was 208th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 50%, which was 166th in Division 1. The Fighting Illini were 146th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.2, and their offensive rating of 104 was ranked 173rd. They were 234th in D-1 in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 144th. As a unit they were 172nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 203rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Southern/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois
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