Illinois vs Michigan predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan -2.5
The Illinois Fighting Illini head to Crisler Center to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 2.5 point favorites.
Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 11.4 as they are averaging 76.0 points per contest while giving up 64.6 per game. Michigan has an overall record of 11-7. They are averaging 77.4 points per game and surrendering 69.9, good for a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 9-8-1 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-9-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 10-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
01/23/20 G Alan Griffin Suspension is out next 2 games
01/22/20 F Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk Leg is out indefinitely
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
01/23/20 F Isaiah Livers Groin is doubtful
Ayo Dosunmu comes into this game averaging 15.6 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Kofi Cockburn averages 15.0 points per contest in 27.3 minutes per game. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 9.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Jon Teske scores 14.0 points per contest while playing 28.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Zavier Simpson averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 8.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Illinois averages 76.0 points per contest, which is 75th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 44th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 283rd in the nation. They average 40.8 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 179th with 13.4 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 64.6 points per contest, which is 70th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 104th and 181st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 62nd place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 99th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 49th in the nation with 77.4 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 104th in the NCAA. They are 181st in D-1 in rebounding with 35.7 boards per contest and 32nd in assists per game with 15.9. The Wolverines are 315th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Wolverines give up 69.9 points per game, which ranks them 203rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 198th and 99th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 10.2 dimes allowed per game and 212th with 35.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolverines are 52nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Fighting Illini have an offensive rating of 109.4, which is ranked 36th. They are 227th in college basketball in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 112th. As a unit they are 96th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 315th in D-1. Illinois is 211th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan is 312th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wolverines are 57th in the country in offensive rating with 107.8. In terms of pace they are 152nd in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 34th. As a team they are 49th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 125th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Illinois/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois +2.5
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