Northwestern at Illinois College Basketball Betting Tips 3/3/2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
State Farm Center
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The Northwestern Wildcats head to State Farm Center to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 4.5 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 12-16. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 65.6 points per game while giving up 64.5 per contest. Illinois has an overall mark of 10-18. They are averaging 73.3 points per contest and giving up 74.7, which is a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 12-15-1 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-18-1 against the over/under this year
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 12-16-0 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 14-13-1 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/22/19 F Pete Nance Illness is out indefinitely
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
No key injuries to report
Vic Law comes into this game averaging 15.5 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Dererk Pardon averages 13.8 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Ayo Dosunmu scores 14.1 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Trent Frazier averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 65.6 points per contest, which is 323rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 337th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 307th in the nation. They average 33.8 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 262nd and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 311th with 11.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.5 points per contest, which is 29th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 98th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 217th, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 175th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 103rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Illinois is 164th in the nation with 73.3 points per contest this season. They are 258th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.4. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 209th in the NCAA. They are 302nd in D-1 in rebounding with 32.9 boards per contest and 201st in assists per game with 13.2. The Fighting Illini are 161st in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Fighting Illini give up 74.7 points per game, which ranks them 257th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 322nd and 117th in those defensive statistics. They rank 171st with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 279th with 36.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Illini are 338th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per contest this year.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 97.7, which is ranked 304th. They are 295th in college basketball in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 329th. As a unit they are 319th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 126th in D-1. Northwestern is 284th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Illinois is 210th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Illini are 238th in the country in offensive rating with 101.3. In terms of pace they are 74th in Division 1 with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 265th. As a team they are 282nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 176th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northwestern +4.5
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