Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/7/2020
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Location: State Farm Center in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Illinois -1
The Maryland Terrapins head to State Farm Center to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Friday, February 7, 2020. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 1 point favorites.
Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.8 as they are averaging 71.5 points per contest while giving up 61.7 per game. Illinois has an overall mark of 16-6. They are averaging 74.2 points per contest and giving up 64.2, which is a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 12-10-0 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 11-9-1 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/27/19 F Makhi Mitchell Left Team is out for season
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
01/22/20 F Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk Leg is out indefinitely
Anthony Cowan comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Jalen Smith averages 15.2 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 10.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Ayo Dosunmu scores 15.8 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Kofi Cockburn averages 14.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.2 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland averages 71.5 points per contest, which is 169th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 289th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 272nd in the nation. They average 39.6 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 226th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 285th with 12.0 per game. The Terrapins allow 61.7 points per contest, which is 25th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 104th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 115th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 170th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 106th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Illinois is 102nd in the nation with 74.2 points per contest this season. They are 76th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 284th in the NCAA. They are 17th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 133rd in assists per game with 13.7. The Fighting Illini are 219th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Fighting Illini give up 64.2 points per game, which ranks them 56th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 75th and 137th in those defensive statistics. They rank 48th with 10.8 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 31.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Illini are 72nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 104.7, which is ranked 111th. They are 246th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 273rd. As a unit they are 208th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 71st in D-1. Maryland is 286th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Illinois is 238th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Illini are 57th in the country in offensive rating with 107.9. In terms of pace they are 247th in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 160th. As a team they are 133rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 319th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Maryland +1
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