Illinois vs Purdue Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue -5.5
The Illinois Fighting Illini head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 5.5 point favorites.
Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-5. They currently have a point differential of 11.1 as they are averaging 75.8 points per contest while giving up 64.8 per game. Purdue has an overall mark of 10-8. They are averaging 67.9 points per contest and giving up 59.4, which is a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-8-1 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-10-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-11-1 against the over/under this year
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season
11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt is out for season
Ayo Dosunmu comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kofi Cockburn averages 14.6 points per contest in 26.9 minutes per game. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 9.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Trevion Williams scores 11.2 points per contest while playing 21.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 45%. Eric Hunter Jr. averages 10.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Illinois averages 75.8 points per contest, which is 78th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 58th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 293rd in the nation. They average 41.1 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 105th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 192nd with 13.3 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 64.8 points per contest, which is 77th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 109th and 182nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 73rd place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 112th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 268th in the nation with 67.9 points per contest this season. They are 283rd in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 209th in the NCAA. They are 84th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 132nd in assists per game with 13.9. The Boilermakers are 310th in turnovers per contest with 11.7. The Boilermakers give up 59.4 points per game, which ranks them 10th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 45th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 166th with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 106th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Boilermakers are 222nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Fighting Illini have an offensive rating of 108.5, which is ranked 48th. They are 206th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 140th. As a unit they are 116th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 318th in D-1. Illinois is 220th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 309th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 101.8, which is ranked 168th. They are 343rd in D-1 in pace with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 284th. As a unit they are 313th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 180th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Illinois/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois +5.5
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