Purdue at Illinois College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
State Farm Center
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 10 point favorites.
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Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 24-5. They currently have a point differential of 16.9 as they are averaging 81.2 points per game while giving up 64.3 per contest. Illinois has an overall record of 13-16. They are averaging 75.1 points per game and surrendering 72.8, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 14-13 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 11-15 against the over/under this year
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 10-14 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 9-15 against the over/under this year
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/22/17 F Eden Ewing Dismissed is out for season
02/21/18 F Vince Edwards Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Illinois
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
02/21/18 F Michael Finke Concussion is "?" Thursday vs Purdue
Vince Edwards averages 14.9 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Carsen Edwards averages 17.4 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Trent Frazier averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Leron Black averages 15.3 points per game while playing 25.9 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 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 76th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 82nd, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 77th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 134th in college basketball. Purdue averages 81.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 37th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 16.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 8th in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 181st and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 333rd with 10.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 186th in the country. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 298th and 101st in those defensive statistics. They rank 125th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest, and 84th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Illini are 343rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per game this season. Illinois is 142nd in Division 1 with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 246th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 312th in the nation. They are 261st in college basketball in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game and 194th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Fighting Illini are 105th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Boilermakers are 12th in the country in defensive rating with 93.3, and their offensive rating of 117.7 is ranked 7th. They are 233rd in college basketball in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 11th. As a unit they are 12th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 114th in D-1. Purdue is 318th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 16th in the country.
Illinois is 166th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 276th in Division 1. The Fighting Illini are 135th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.1, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 180th. They are 102nd in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 277th. As a unit they are 254th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 225th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois +10
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