Illinois Fighting Illini vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/15/2020
Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers -4
The Illinois Fighting Illini head to Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this game has Rutgers as 4 point favorites.
Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 16-8. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 73.6 points per game while giving up 64.9 per contest. Rutgers has an overall mark of 17-8. They are averaging 70.4 points per contest and giving up 61.8, which is a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 12-10-1 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 9-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 15-7-2 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 12-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
02/12/20 G Ayo Dosunmu Ankle left last game, is doubtful
01/22/20 F Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk Leg is out indefinitely
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Andres Feliz comes into this game averaging 11.3 points per contest while playing 25.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Kofi Cockburn averages 13.7 points per contest in 27.3 minutes per game. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 9.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Ron Harper Jr. scores 11.2 points per contest while playing 27.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Akwasi Yeboah averages 10.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Illinois averages 73.6 points per contest, which is 109th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 117th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 289th in the nation. They average 40.3 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 149th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 220th with 12.8 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 64.9 points per contest, which is 65th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 96th and 168th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 54th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 87th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers is 202nd in the nation with 70.4 points per contest this season. They are 126th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 315th in the NCAA. They are 10th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 198th in assists per game with 13.0. The Scarlet Knights are 232nd in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Scarlet Knights give up 61.8 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 106th in those defensive statistics. They rank 153rd with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 117th with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Scarlet Knights are 171st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Fighting Illini have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 71st. They are 235th in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 200th. As a unit they are 163rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 312th in D-1. Illinois is 245th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 246th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 102.8, which is ranked 150th. They are 249th in D-1 in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 214th. As a unit they are 252nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 305th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Illinois/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Illinois +4
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