Michigan vs Illinois NCAA Basketball Tips 12/11/2019
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Location: State Farm Center in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Illinois +1
The Michigan Wolverines travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 1 point favorites.
Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-1. They currently have a point differential of 12.4 as they are averaging 80.3 points per contest while giving up 67.9 per game. Illinois has an overall record of 6-3. They are averaging 83.9 points per game and surrendering 68.6, good for a point differential of 15.3.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
11/25/19 G Tevian Jones Suspension is out indefinitely
Jon Teske averages 14.1 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 9.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Isaiah Livers comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Ayo Dosunmu averages 15.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Kofi Cockburn averages 15.4 points per game while playing 25.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.7 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolverines allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 162nd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 141st and 44th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 175th, and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 36th place in the NCAA. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the nation. Michigan averages 80.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 37th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 21st in D-1. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 148th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 218th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 170th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 171st and 223rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 142nd with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 27.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Illini are 154th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Illinois is 11th in the country with 83.9 points per game this year. They are 15th in the D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 15.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 197th in the nation. They are 6th in the country in rebounding with 43.4 boards per game and 39th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Fighting Illini are 56th in turnovers per game with 15.6.
The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 110.9, which is ranked 40th. They are 109th in college basketball in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 8th. As a unit they are 14th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 125th in D-1. Michigan is 201st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Illinois is 111th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Illini are 19th in the country in offensive rating with 113.5. In terms of pace they are 93rd in Division 1 with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 46th. As a team they are 36th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 330th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois +1
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