Gonzaga at Illinois College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/19/2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
Lahaina Civic Center
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to Lahaina Civic Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Monday, November 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 13 point favorites.
Gonzaga heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 33.7 as they are averaging 106.0 points per contest while giving up 72.3 per game. Illinois has an overall mark of 1-1. They are averaging 89.5 points per contest and giving up 74.0, which is a point differential of 15.5.
Valuable Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 3-0-0 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 3-0-0 against the over/under
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
10/31/18 F Killian Tillie Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
11/13/18 G Trent Frazier Concussion is questionable
11/09/18 F Anthony Higgs Foot is out a week
Zach Norvell Jr. averages 17.7 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%. Rui Hachimura comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Andres Feliz averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Ayo Dosunmu averages 21.5 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 202nd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 126th and 94th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 116th, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 168th place in the NCAA. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 194th in the nation. Gonzaga averages 106.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 33.7 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 210th in D-1. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 21.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 25th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 331st with 10.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini surrender 74.0 points per contest, which ranks them 225th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 310th and 85th in those defensive statistics. They rank 141st with 12.0 assists allowed per contest, and 163rd with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Illini are 349th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 22.0 per game. Illinois is 27th in the country with 89.5 points per game this year. They are 30th in the D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 15.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 66th in the nation. They are 289th in the country in rebounding with 33.5 boards per game and 25th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Fighting Illini are 152nd in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 133.1, which is ranked 5th. They are 23rd in college basketball in pace with 79.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 38th. As a unit they are 19th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 262nd in D-1. Gonzaga is 342nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions.
Illinois is 210th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Illini are 85th in the country in offensive rating with 112.6. In terms of pace they are 24th in Division 1 with 79.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 44th. As a team they are 71st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 272nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Gonzaga/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois +13
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