Rutgers at Illinois College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
State Farm Center
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights head to State Farm Center to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Illinois as 5.5 point favorites.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.7 as they are averaging 66.7 points per contest while giving up 62.0 per game. Illinois has an overall record of 11-11. They are averaging 77.2 points per game and surrendering 72.7, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-6 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-9 against the over/under this year
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-10 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 6-11 against the over/under this year
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
01/16/18 G Mike Williams Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
No key injuries to report
Corey Sanders averages 13.6 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 75%. DeShawn Freeman averages 11.3 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 7.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Leron Black scores 14.6 points per contest while playing 25.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Trent Frazier averages 11.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 66.7 points per contest this year, which is 320th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 339th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 345th in Division 1. They average 40.3 boards per contest and 10.7 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 339th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 325th with 11.3 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 62.0 points per contest, which is 5th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 31st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 288th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 86th place in college basketball. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 286th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Illinois is 99th in the country with 77.2 points per contest this season. They are 215th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 322nd in Division 1. They are 203rd in the country in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 174th in assists per game with 13.8. The Fighting Illini are 76th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Fighting Illini give up 72.7 points per game, which ranks them 193rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 276th and 62nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 83rd with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 89th with 33.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Illini are 345th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 18.2 per contest this year.
The Scarlet Knights are 5th in the country in defensive rating with 89.8, and their offensive rating of 96.7 is ranked 315th. They are 264th in college basketball in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 44% is 349th. As a unit they are 348th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 349th in D-1. Rutgers is 327th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 10th in the country.
Illinois is 158th 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 51%, which is 236th in Division 1. The Fighting Illini are 104th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 167th. They are 71st in D-1 in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 270th. As a unit they are 243rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 250th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Rutgers +5.5
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