Penn State at Illinois College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/11/2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 1 point favorites.
Penn State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-9. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 76.2 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Illinois has an overall mark of 12-13. They are averaging 77.0 points per contest and giving up 72.5, which is a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-10 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-12 against the over/under this year
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 9-11 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-12 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lamar Stevens averages 15.7 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Tony Carr averages 19.3 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Trent Frazier averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Leron Black averages 14.3 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 54th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 81st and 201st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 77th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 259th in college basketball. Penn State averages 76.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 117th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 66th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 62nd in D-1. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 152nd and 153rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 216th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini surrender 72.5 points per contest, which ranks them 180th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 287th and 71st in those defensive statistics. They rank 81st with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 92nd with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Illini are 346th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 18.0 per game this season. Illinois is 97th in Division 1 with 77.0 points per game this year. They are 211th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 308th in the nation. They are 234th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game and 191st in assists per contest with 13.5. The Fighting Illini are 73rd in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Nittany Lions are 103rd in the nation in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 95.1 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 197th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 109th. As a team they are 123rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 304th in Division 1. Penn State is 220th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 59th in the nation.
Illinois is 143rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 238th in Division 1. The Fighting Illini are 100th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.2, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 156th. They are 74th in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 242nd. As a unit they are 222nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 221st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Illinois +1
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