Illinois vs Penn State Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/18/2020
Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Penn State -7
The Illinois Fighting Illini head to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 7 point favorites.
Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 16-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 73.0 points per game while giving up 65.2 per contest. Penn State has an overall mark of 20-5. They are averaging 77.5 points per contest and giving up 67.4, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 12-11-1 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 10-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 16-8-1 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 14-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
02/17/20 G Ayo Dosunmu Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Penn State
01/22/20 F Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk Leg is out indefinitely
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
02/17/20 G Myreon Jones Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Illinois
Kofi Cockburn averages 13.6 points per contest in 27.4 minutes per game this year. 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 67%. Ayo Dosunmu comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Myreon Jones averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Lamar Stevens scores 17.7 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini allow 65.2 points per contest which is 66th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 112th and 194th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 66th place in D-1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in Division 1. Illinois averages 73.0 points per contest, which is 125th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 143rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 290th in the nation. They average 40.1 boards per contest and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 163rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 225th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions give up 67.4 points per game, which ranks them 125th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 47th and 123rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 124th with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 275th with 36.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions are 212th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest. Penn State is 34th in the country with 77.5 points per contest this season. They are 122nd in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 166th in the country. They are 38th in the nation in rebounding with 39.0 boards per contest and 46th in assists per game with 14.8. The Nittany Lions are 303rd in turnovers per contest with 11.6.
The Fighting Illini have an offensive rating of 106.3, which is ranked 84th. They are 243rd in college basketball in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 221st. As a unit they are 186th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in D-1. Illinois is 244th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Penn State is 333rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 107.5, which is ranked 56th. They are 57th in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 110th. As a unit they are 131st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 120th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Illinois +7 and over 140 total points
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