Illinois at Ohio State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/4/2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Value City Arena
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The Illinois Fighting Illini head to Value City Arena to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 11.5 point favorites.
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Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 12-11. They currently have a point differential of 5.7 as they are averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 72.1 per contest. Ohio State has an overall record of 19-5. They are averaging 77.5 points per game and surrendering 66.2, good for a point differential of 11.3.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-10 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-11 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 12-10 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-16 against the over/under this year
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Leron Black averages 14.5 points per contest while playing 25.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Trent Frazier averages 11.7 points per contest in 23.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 1.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Keita Bates-Diop scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. C.J. Jackson averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Illinois averages 77.8 points per contest this year, which is 84th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 190th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 310th in Division 1. They average 35.1 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 213th and 161st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 66th with 14.6 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 72.1 points per contest, which is 171st in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 276th and 69th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 78th, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 67th place in college basketball. They force 18.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 348th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State is 96th in the country with 77.5 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 123rd in Division 1. They are 115th in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per contest and 95th in assists per game with 15.0. The Buckeyes are 284th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Buckeyes give up 66.2 points per game, which ranks them 42nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 42nd and 144th in those defensive statistics. They rank 53rd with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 31st with 31.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Buckeyes are 128th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Fighting Illini are 144th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 80th. In terms of pace they are 63rd in the country with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 229th. As a team they are 214th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 244th in Division 1. Illinois is 145th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 225th in the nation.
Ohio State is 257th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 73rd in the nation. The Buckeyes are 40th in the country in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 96 is ranked 51st. In terms of pace they are 254th in Division 1 with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 40th. As a team they are 38th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 269th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Illinois/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Illinois +11.5
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