Illinois vs Iowa Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/2/2020
Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa -5.5
The Illinois Fighting Illini travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 5.5 point favorites.
Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 74.6 points per contest while giving up 63.9 per game. Iowa has an overall record of 15-6. They are averaging 79.2 points per game and surrendering 70.4, good for a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 11-8-1 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-9-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-13-1 against the over/under
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 Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/16/19 G Jordan Bohannon Hip is out for season
12/06/19 F Patrick McCaffery Illness is out indefinitely
11/25/19 F Jack Nunge ACL is out for season
Kofi Cockburn averages 14.4 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Ayo Dosunmu comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Joe Wieskamp averages 15.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Luka Garza averages 23.0 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 68th and 108th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 39th place in the NCAA. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in the nation. Illinois averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 99th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 67th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 293rd in D-1. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 125th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 225th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes surrender 70.4 points per contest, which ranks them 212th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 172nd and 69th in those defensive statistics. They rank 274th with 14.2 assists allowed per contest, and 150th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawkeyes are 105th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Iowa is 23rd in the country with 79.2 points per game this year. They are 115th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 94th in the nation. They are 46th in the country in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 17.8. The Hawkeyes are 295th in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Fighting Illini have an offensive rating of 108.1, which is ranked 54th. They are 239th in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 159th. As a unit they are 125th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 326th in D-1. Illinois is 243rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 325th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 14th in the country in offensive rating with 111.2. In terms of pace they are 100th in Division 1 with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 107th. As a team they are 84th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 178th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Illinois/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa -5.5
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