Wisconsin at Illinois Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/23/2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
State Farm Center
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 6 point favorites.
Wisconsin heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-6. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 73.4 points per contest while giving up 63.1 per game. Illinois has an overall record of 5-13. They are averaging 74.2 points per game and surrendering 75.4, good for a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 9-9-0 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-11-0 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/02/18 G Trevor Anderson Knee is out for season
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
No key injuries to report
D'Mitrik Trice averages 13.9 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Ethan Happ comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 49%.
Ayo Dosunmu averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Trent Frazier averages 14.6 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers allow 63.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 54th and 95th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 105th, and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the NCAA. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 61st in the nation. Wisconsin averages 73.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 187th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 41st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 16th in D-1. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 258th and 166th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 348th with 9.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini surrender 75.4 points per contest, which ranks them 266th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 316th and 247th in those defensive statistics. They rank 175th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest, and 244th with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Illini are 337th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per game. Illinois is 167th in the country with 74.2 points per game this year. They are 242nd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 142nd in the nation. They are 285th in the country in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game and 145th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Fighting Illini are 89th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Badgers are 73rd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.5. In terms of pace they are 335th in the country with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 52nd. As a team they are 87th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 268th in Division 1. Wisconsin is 346th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions.
Illinois is 123rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Illini are 244th in the country in offensive rating with 101.1. In terms of pace they are 62nd in Division 1 with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 226th. As a team they are 259th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 151st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Illinois +6
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