Rutgers vs Illinois Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: State Farm Center in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Illinois -5.5
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Illinois as 5.5 point favorites.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.9 as they are averaging 73.6 points per contest while giving up 59.7 per game. Illinois has an overall mark of 11-5. They are averaging 77.3 points per contest and giving up 65.3, which is a point differential of 12.0.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 9-4-1 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-6-1 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
01/03/20 G Geo Baker Hand is out indefinitely
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ron Harper Jr. comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Myles Johnson averages 9.7 points per game in 22.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 72% for the year while his free throw percentage is 40%.
Ayo Dosunmu averages 15.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Kofi Cockburn averages 15.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 73.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 133rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 38th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 322nd in the nation. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 119th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 154th with 13.9 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 59.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 84th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 38th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 126th place in Division 1. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 224th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Illinois is 62nd in the country with 77.3 points per game this year. They are 39th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 284th in the nation. They are 17th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.2 boards per game, and 97th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Fighting Illini are 140th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Fighting Illini surrender 65.3 points per contest, which ranks them 86th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 119th and 150th in those defensive statistics. They rank 85th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 30.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Illini are 149th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Scarlet Knights are 101st in the nation in offensive rating with 105.4. In terms of pace they are 201st in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 117th. As a team they are 151st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 322nd in Division 1. Rutgers is 165th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Illinois is 182nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Illini are 44th in the country in offensive rating with 109.1. In terms of pace they are 175th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 113th. As a team they are 100th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 321st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Illinois -5.5
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