Illinois Fighting Illini vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 2/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Illinois (-4)
The Illinois Fighting Illini (11-5) go to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Tuesday where they'll take on the Indiana Hoosiers (9-7). The odds on this contest have Illinois as 4-point favorites. The total is set at 142.5.
Illinois will play this game with a record of 11-5 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Illinois is pulling down 40.4 rebounds per contest and has 275 assists so far this season, which ranks 23rd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Fighting Illini are shooting 39.9% on three-point attempts (122 of 306) and 69.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 82.7 pts per contest (16th in the nation) on 50.8% from the field. Defensively, the Fighting Illini are able to force 11.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.2 fouls. They give up 34.0% on shots from distance and they are ranked 157th in the nation in points per game allowed (69.3). The Fighting Illini defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.8% (399 of 977) and they relinquish 29.9 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 171st in the nation in giving up assists with 184 relinquished so far this year.
The Illinois Fighting Illini played the Iowa Hawkeyes and earned the victory with a final of 80-75 in their last contest. Illinois ended the contest with a 50.0% field goal percentage (29 of 58) and converted 8 of their 19 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Fighting Illini made 14 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 82.4%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected 36 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 15 assists for the game in addition to having 6 steals and 2 rejections. In regard to defending, Illinois allowed 50.0% from the field on 29 out of 58 shooting. Iowa recorded 17 assists and had 4 steals for the game. Moreover, the Hawkeyes had 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Iowa finished the contest at 50.0% when shooting free throws by burying 3 of 6 tries. They buried 10 out of their 25 attempts from beyond the arc.
Ayo Dosunmu is one guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He racked up 25 points on 11 of 18 shooting. He played 36 minutes and pulled down 2 rebounds. Dosunmu went 61.1% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in the game for the Fighting Illini was Trent Frazier. He snagged 4 boards and also had 2 dimes. He ended up going 61.5% from the field for the contest by shooting 8-of-13 (24 points). When the final whistle blew, Frazier played 38 min.
Indiana has a record of 9-7 this season. The Hoosiers are responsible for committing 17.3 fouls every game and they hit 66.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 14.4 times per contest (112th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.8 times per game. Indiana has totaled 1,167 points on the season (72.9 per game) and they average 34.4 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Hoosiers are hitting on 45.9% from the floor, which is 95th in college basketball. The Hoosiers on the defensive end are ranked 124th in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 68.1. They give up 11.9 assists and 35.6 total boards per game, which is 100th and 201st in those categories. The Indiana defense concedes 33.3% on 3-point attempts (115 of 345) and opponents are knocking down 68.1% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.1% from the field (134th in D-1).
In their last game, the Indiana Hoosiers took a loss by a score of 74-70 when they faced the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The Hoosiers recorded 20 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 for the game. They also blocked 2 attempts while earning 6 steals in the matchup. The Scarlet Knights were called for 16 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Hoosiers to the free throw line for 17 tries. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throws for a rate of 70.6%. In reference to shooting from distance, Indiana buried 10 out of 16 tries (62.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Hoosiers shot 24 for 56 from the field which had them shooting 42.9%. The Hoosiers permitted the Scarlet Knights to make 27 out of 53 tries from the field which had them shooting 50.9% in the game. They went 36.4% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 out of 22 and ended up going 12 out of 17 from the free throw line (70.6%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Indiana allowed Rutgers to get 30 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Armaan Franklin was important for the Hoosiers in this matchup. He made 4 out of 11 in the game giving him a rate of 36.4%, which earned him 14 points. Franklin totaled 3 rebounds in his 34 mins and accumulated 3 assists for the game. One more player that played a role for Indiana was Trayce Jackson-Davis. He totaled 13 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood by way of 4 of 10 shooting for this game. Jackson-Davis ended the game having shot 40.0% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana (+4)
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