Illinois at Wisconsin College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/19/2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
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The Illinois Fighting Illini travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday, January 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 4.5 point favorites.
Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.1 as they are averaging 79.0 points per contest while giving up 71.9 per game. Wisconsin has an overall record of 9-10. They are averaging 68.1 points per game and surrendering 65.6, good for a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-7 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 5-10 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 5-11 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-8 against the over/under this year
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
01/18/18 G Te'Jon Lucas Disciplinary is "?" Friday vs Wisconsin
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/11/17 G Kobe King Knee is out for season
12/09/17 G D'Mitrik Trice Foot is out indefinitely
Trent Frazier averages 11 points per game in 22.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Leron Black averages 14.4 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Brad Davison averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Ethan Happ averages 16.7 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini allow 71.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 170th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 210th and 55th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 103rd, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 346th in college basketball. Illinois averages 79.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 71st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 214th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 283rd in D-1. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 114th and 137th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 72nd with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers surrender 65.6 points per contest, which ranks them 40th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 291st and 321st in those defensive statistics. They rank 69th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest, and 3rd with 29.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 40th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game this season. Wisconsin is 308th in Division 1 with 68.1 points per game this year. They are 113th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 200th in the nation. They are 332nd in college basketball in rebounding with 31.8 boards per game and 258th in assists per contest with 12.7. The Badgers are 306th in turnovers per game with 11.7.
The Fighting Illini are 141st in the nation in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 96.5 is ranked 71st. In terms of pace they are 59th in the country with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 249th. As a team they are 222nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 251st in Division 1. Illinois is 147th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 160th in the nation.
Wisconsin is 205th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 248th in the nation. The Badgers are 159th in the country in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 184th. In terms of pace they are 348th in Division 1 with 64.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 137th. As a team they are 150th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 225th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Illinois/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wisconsin -4.5
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