Illinois Fighting Illini vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 12/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Illinois Fighting Illini (6-1) are headed to XFINITY Center on Friday where they will take on the Maryland Terrapins (7-0).
The Illinois Fighting Illini took the court against Syracuse and walked away with a win by a score of 73-44 in their last contest. Illinois walked away from the game with a 35.8% field goal percentage (24 of 67) and converted 11 of their 39 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Fighting Illini made 14 of 22 tries for a percentage of 63.6%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 41 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 21 assists in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With regard to defense, Illinois let their opponent shoot 27.8% from the floor on 15 of 54 shooting. Syracuse totaled 11 assists and had 3 steals for this contest. Additionally, Syracuse collected 40 rebounds (10 offensive, 30 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Syracuse finished the game at 52.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of 17 attempts. They knocked down 5 of 17 shots from beyond the arc. Regarding personal fouls, the Fighting Illini ended up with 15 while Syracuse finished the game with 22 personal fouls.
Coleman Hawkins is a guy who was a factor for the matchup. He accounted for 15 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 29 mins and also grabbed 10 rebounds. He finished the game at 63.6% from the floor and also totaled 10 dimes.
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Illinois heads into this game with a record of 6-1 for the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 15.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Illinois is collecting 41.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 120 dimes this season, which is 70th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Fighting Illini are connecting on 35.9% on shots from beyond the arc (74 of 206) and 65.0% from the free throw line. They average 83.0 points per outing (33rd in the country) while hitting 48.5% from the floor.
On defense, the Fighting Illini are forcing their opponents into 18.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 75th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 75 relinquished this season. The Fighting Illini are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 36.5% (148 of 405) and they relinquish 33.0 boards per game as a team. They give up 28.6% on shots from downtown and they are 28th in Division 1 in opponents points per game (59.0).
The last time they took the court, the Maryland Terrapins got the win with a final of 79-54 when they faced Louisville. When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Maryland permitted Louisville to collect 30 overall (4 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 25.0% from 3-point land by going 4 of 16 and ended up going 12 out of 17 from the charity stripe (70.6%). The Terrapins permitted Louisville to knock down 19 of their 56 tries from the field which had them at 33.9% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Terrapins finished 28 out of 56 from the field which had them sitting at 50.0%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Maryland converted 9 of 24 attempts (37.5%). They were able to make 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 56.0%. Louisville committed 19 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Terrapins to the charity stripe for a total of 25 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Terrapins were able to collect 27 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 35 for this contest.
Jahmir Young was important for the Terrapins in the game. He had 15 points in his 24 minutes of playing time and earned 5 dimes in this matchup. He knocked down 6 of 10 in this matchup for a rate of 60.0%, and had 5 rebounds.
Maryland has a win-loss mark of 7-0 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Terrapins are connecting on 49.9% from the field, which ranks them 28th in college basketball. Maryland has totaled 575 pts so far this year (82.1 per game) and they average 39.0 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 12.6 times per contest (243rd in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.6 times per game. The Terrapins commit 15.9 personal fouls per game and they shoot 72.0% from the charity stripe.
The Maryland defense allows 26.2% from downtown (34 of 130) and their opponents are connecting on 69.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 8.9 dimes and 31.4 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 16th and 51st in the nation. The Terrapins are ranked 36th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 60.3. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 38.4% from the field (42nd in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Illinois
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