Illinois at Iowa NCAA Basketball Tips 1/20/2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
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The Illinois Fighting Illini travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday, January 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 6 point favorites.
Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 5-12. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 74.4 points per game while giving up 74.3 per contest. Iowa has an overall record of 15-3. They are averaging 82.1 points per game and surrendering 72.2, good for a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-10-0 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 9-9-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
12/01/18 G Tevian Jones Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/18/18 F Cordell Pemsl Knee is out for season
11/11/18 G CJ Fredrick Redshirt is out for season
11/11/18 F Jack Nunge Redshirt is out for season
01/19/19 F Tyler Cook Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Illinois
Ayo Dosunmu averages 14.2 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Trent Frazier comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Luka Garza averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 22.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Tyler Cook averages 17.1 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 249th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 286th and 128th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 258th, and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 95th place in the NCAA. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 338th in the nation. Illinois averages 74.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 166th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 226th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 140th in D-1. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 277th and 153rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 85th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes surrender 72.2 points per contest, which ranks them 206th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 185th and 44th in those defensive statistics. They rank 318th with 15.4 assists allowed per contest, and 92nd with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawkeyes are 163rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game. Iowa is 33rd in the country with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 78th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 119th in the nation. They are 114th in the country in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game and 40th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Hawkeyes are 255th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Fighting Illini have an offensive rating of 101, which is ranked 247th. They are 68th in college basketball in pace with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 216th. As a unit they are 245th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 166th in D-1. Illinois is 111th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 271st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 21st in the country in offensive rating with 114.3. In terms of pace they are 105th in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 69th. As a team they are 18th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 117th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Illinois/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa -6
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