Indiana Hoosiers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Prediction, 3/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+4)
The Illinois Fighting Illini (22-8) will play the Indiana Hoosiers (19-12) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday. Illinois opens this contest as 4-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 137.
The Indiana Hoosiers played Michigan and notched a win by a score of 74-69 in their last game. Indiana wrapped up the contest with a 46.4% FG percentage (26 of 56) and converted 8 out of their 15 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Hoosiers buried 14 of their 19 shots for a rate of 73.7%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 28 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 18 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. In the matter of defense, Indiana allowed 37.9% from the field on 22 of 58 shooting. Michigan doled out 13 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. In addition, Michigan snagged 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Michigan finished shooting 90.5% from the free throw line by making 19 of their 21 attempts. They also made 6 of 20 attempts from long range. Concerning personal fouls, the Hoosiers finished with 17 while Michigan accumulated 13 personal fouls.
Trayce Jackson-Davis is one player who came through in the matchup. He was able to score 24 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins and also grabbed 8 boards. He ended up shooting 58.8% from the field and distributed 1 assist.
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Indiana heads into this contest with a mark of 19-12 so far this year. They are averaging 71.5 pts per game (161st in D-1) while connecting on 45.8% from the field. The Hoosiers are hitting 34.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (194 of 567) and 69.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Indiana is grabbing 36.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 455 dimes on the season, which ranks 70th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.1 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.2 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Hoosiers are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers every game while drawing 17.5 fouls. They currently rank 39th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 321 conceded on the campaign. The Hoosiers defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 39.0% (694 of 1,781) and they surrender 33.5 boards per contest as a group. They are conceding 32.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 70th in D-1 in points per game allowed (65.6).
The last time they took the court, the Illinois Fighting Illini got the victory with a final of 74-72 against Iowa. The Fighting Illini were able to corral 28 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 2 steals in this contest. Iowa committed 19 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Fighting Illini to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 77.8%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Illinois knocked down 8 out of their 22 attempts (36.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Fighting Illini finished 26 out of 62 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.9%. The Fighting Illini allowed Iowa to make 27 out of their 62 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.5% in the matchup. They finished shooting 38.1% from beyond the arc via 8 out of 21 and ended up shooting 10 out of 22 at the free throw line (45.5%). In regard to how they rebounded, Illinois permitted Iowa to collect 34 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Kofi Cockburn pitched in for the Fighting Illini for the contest. He converted 9 of 17 for the contest giving him a rate of 52.9%, and earned 14 rebounds. He scored 21 points in his 34 minutes on the court and added 2 dimes for this game.
Illinois has a win-loss mark of 22-8 so far this year. The Fighting Illini are committing 16.5 personal fouls per game and they hit 71.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 15.4 times per contest (41st in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per contest. Illinois has accounted for 2,286 pts so far this year (76.2 per contest) and they pull down 38.7 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Fighting Illini are hitting on 45.6% from the field, which is 94th in the nation.
The Fighting Illini are ranked 137th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 67.7. They are able to force 10.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.4% from the floor (82nd in college basketball). The Illinois defense gives up 32.3% on shots from distance (174 of 538) and opponents are making 72.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 10.2 dimes and 32.4 boards per contest, which is ranked 23rd and 72nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (+4)
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