Indiana vs Illinois Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 3/1/2020
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: State Farm Center in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Illinois -6
The Indiana Hoosiers travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Illinois as 6 point favorites.
Indiana comes into this game with an overall record of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 71.5 points per game while giving up 67.0 per contest. Illinois has an overall mark of 19-9. They are averaging 72.5 points per contest and giving up 64.7, which is a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 13-15-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 14-12-1 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 11-16-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
01/22/20 F Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk Leg is out indefinitely
Devonte Green averages 10.6 points per game in 22.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Trayce Jackson-Davis comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Kofi Cockburn averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Ayo Dosunmu averages 16.4 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoosiers allow 67.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 113th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 134th and 114th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 42nd, and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 157th place in the NCAA. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in the nation. Indiana averages 71.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 163rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 139th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 258th in D-1. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 77th and 207th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 183rd with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini surrender 64.7 points per contest, which ranks them 54th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 90th and 154th in those defensive statistics. They rank 59th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 32nd with 31.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Illini are 47th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game. Illinois is 134th in the country with 72.5 points per game this year. They are 152nd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 288th in the nation. They are 11th in the country in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game and 165th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Fighting Illini are 242nd in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Hoosiers are 114th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.4. In terms of pace they are 201st in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 180th. As a team they are 158th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 325th in Division 1. Indiana is 199th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Illinois is 246th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Illini are 85th in the country in offensive rating with 105.8. In terms of pace they are 239th in Division 1 with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 239th. As a team they are 207th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 311th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Indiana/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Illinois -6
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