Nebraska vs Illinois Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/24/2020
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
Location: State Farm Center in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Illinois -13.5
The Nebraska Cornhuskers head to State Farm Center to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Monday, February 24, 2020. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 13.5 point favorites.
Nebraska heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-19. They currently have a point differential of -5.6 as they are averaging 71.1 points per contest while giving up 76.7 per game. Illinois has an overall record of 17-9. They are averaging 72.5 points per game and surrendering 64.8, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 12-14-0 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 16-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 13-11-1 against the spread this season
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 10-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
02/16/20 G Matej Kavas Hand is out for season
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
01/22/20 F Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk Leg is out indefinitely
Cam Mack averages 12.0 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.5 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%. Haanif Cheatham comes into this game averaging 12.5 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Kofi Cockburn averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Ayo Dosunmu scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers allow 76.7 points per contest which is 325th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 253rd and 182nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 349th, and they allow 15.2 assists per game which puts them in 321st place in D-1. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in Division 1. Nebraska averages 71.1 points per contest, which is 176th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 293rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 233rd in the nation. They average 35.0 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 197th and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 326th with 11.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Illini give up 64.8 points per game, which ranks them 57th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 92nd and 167th in those defensive statistics. They rank 66th with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 32nd with 31.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Illini are 58th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest. Illinois is 133rd in the country with 72.5 points per contest this season. They are 143rd in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 285th in the country. They are 16th in the nation in rebounding with 40.1 boards per contest and 182nd in assists per game with 13.1. The Fighting Illini are 222nd in turnovers per contest with 12.7.
The Cornhuskers are 284th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.6. In terms of pace they are 49th in the country with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 273rd. As a team they are 316th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 90th in Division 1. Nebraska is 341st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions.
Illinois is 235th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Illini are 87th in the country in offensive rating with 106. In terms of pace they are 246th in Division 1 with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 227th. As a team they are 192nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 310th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Nebraska +13.5 and over 143 total points
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