Illinois vs Wisconsin NCAA Basketball Parlay 1/8/2020
Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin -3.5
The Illinois Fighting Illini head to Kohl Center to take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 3.5 point favorites.
Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 10-5. They currently have a point differential of 12.7 as they are averaging 77.7 points per game while giving up 64.9 per contest. Wisconsin has an overall record of 9-5. They are averaging 68.4 points per game and surrendering 60.2, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-6-1 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 5-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-7-0 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 6-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/21/19 C Joe Hedstrom Knee is out for season
11/22/19 F Micah Potter Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/05/19 C Owen Hamilton Back is out indefinitely
Kofi Cockburn averages 15.0 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 9.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%. Ayo Dosunmu comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
D'Mitrik Trice averages 10.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Nate Reuvers scores 14.9 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 0.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini allow 64.9 points per contest which is 85th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 114th and 169th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 124th place in D-1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in Division 1. Illinois averages 77.7 points per contest, which is 56th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 50th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 303rd in the nation. They average 42.0 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 85th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 104th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers give up 60.2 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 109th and 233rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 39th with 10.3 dimes allowed per game and 50th with 31.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Badgers are 64th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest. Wisconsin is 257th in the country with 68.4 points per contest this season. They are 188th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 168th in the country. They are 253rd in the nation in rebounding with 34.4 boards per contest and 282nd in assists per game with 11.9. The Badgers are 330th in turnovers per contest with 11.2.
The Fighting Illini have an offensive rating of 108.9, which is ranked 51st. They are 143rd in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 123rd. As a unit they are 103rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 321st in D-1. Illinois is 164th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Wisconsin is 280th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 104.9, which is ranked 115th. They are 342nd in D-1 in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 142nd. As a unit they are 112th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 37th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Illinois +3.5 and over 126.5 total points
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