Illinois at Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Illinois Fighting Illini head to Crisler Center to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Illinois as 10 point favorites.
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Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 10-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 69.9 per contest. Michigan has an overall mark of 13-3. They are averaging 76.8 points per contest and giving up 61.1, which is a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 6-6 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-9 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-6 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 6-9 against the over/under this year
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Leron Black averages 14.7 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Michael Finke averages 11.1 points per contest in 27.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Charles Matthews scores 16 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 54%. Moritz Wagner averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.2 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Illinois averages 79.5 points per contest this year, which is 73rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 231st. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 267th in Division 1. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 108th and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 82nd with 14.7 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 69.9 points per contest, which is 124th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 180th and 84th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 96th, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 38th place in college basketball. They force 18.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 346th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 132nd in the country with 76.8 points per contest this season. They are 41st in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.6. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 109th in Division 1. They are 260th in the country in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 55th in assists per game with 16.3. The Wolverines are 345th in turnovers per contest with 9.9. The Wolverines give up 61.1 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 108th and 170th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 10.3 dimes allowed per game and 61st with 32.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolverines are 238th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Fighting Illini are 151st in the nation in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 93.4 is ranked 44th. In terms of pace they are 57th in the country with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 254th. As a team they are 222nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 241st in Division 1. Illinois is 158th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 127th in the nation.
Michigan is 339th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 67th in the nation. The Wolverines are 39th in the country in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 90.7 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 329th in Division 1 with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 28th. As a team they are 56th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 44th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Illinois/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Illinois -10
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