Illinois Fighting Illini vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is where the Indiana Hoosiers (18-8) will meet the Illinois Fighting Illini (17-8) on Saturday.
The Illinois Fighting Illini faced Penn State and took a loss by a score of 93-81 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Fighting Illini ended up with 17 and Penn State accumulated 16 fouls. They knocked down 12 out of their 28 tries from long range. Penn State finished 78.9% at the free throw line by burying 15 of their 19 attempts. Moreover, Penn State collected 27 rebounds (3 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Penn State earned 13 dimes and had 3 steals in this matchup. In regard to defense, Illinois allowed the other team to shoot 57.9% from the field on 33 of 57 shooting. They also dished out 13 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 30 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Fighting Illini converted 16 of their 20 tries for a rate of 80.0%. Illinois ended the game with a 47.5% field goal percentage (29 out of 61) and converted 7 of their 27 3-point attempts.
Terrence Shannon is one guy who was a major contributor in this game. He went 35.7% from the field and also dished out 4 dimes. He played 35 mins played and pulled down 3 rebounds. He recorded 20 points on 5 of 14 shooting.
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Illinois will play this game with a win-loss mark of 17-8 on the season. They are averaging 75.2 pts per game (102nd in the country) while shooting 45.7% from the floor. The Fighting Illini are shooting 31.3% on 3-pointers (198 of 633) and 67.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Illinois is grabbing 38.6 boards per game and has 331 assists this year, which is 235th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.6 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Fighting Illini are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.2 fouls. They relinquish 32.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 55th in college hoops in points per game allowed (65.1). The Fighting Illini defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.5% (587 of 1,450) and they concede 32.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 31st in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 267 conceded on the year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Indiana Hoosiers took a defeat with a final score of 64-62 when they played Northwestern. The Hoosiers earned 29 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for this game. They also turned it over 13 times, while earning 1 steal in this matchup. Northwestern was called for 16 personal fouls in this contest which got the Hoosiers to the free throw line for 20 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Indiana converted 3 of their 11 attempts (27.3%). When all was said and done, the Hoosiers walked away from this one shooting 22 for 45 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.9%. The Hoosiers allowed Northwestern to make 21 of their 57 tries from the floor which had them shooting 36.8% in the game. They went 24.2% from 3-point land by going 8 out of 33 and finished the contest at 14 out of 14 from the charity stripe (100.0%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Indiana permitted Northwestern to grab 21 overall (4 offensive).
Trayce Jackson-Davis pitched in for the Hoosiers for the game. He made 7 out of 11 in this game for a rate of 63.6%, and earned 10 rebounds. He totaled 23 points in his 39 minutes of playing time and accumulated 8 assists for this contest.
Indiana has a record of 18-8 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hoosiers are hitting on 49.5% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in Division 1. Indiana has accumulated 1,975 points this year (76.0 per contest) and they snag 36.8 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 15.7 times per contest (31st in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.2 times per contest. The Hoosiers are committing 17.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 71.1% from the charity stripe.
The Hoosiers defensively are ranked 100th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 66.9. They are able to force 11.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (41st in college hoops). The Indiana defense surrenders 32.1% on shots from distance (187 of 583) and opponents are knocking down 68.7% of their free throw shots. They concede 11.2 assists and 32.2 boards per contest, which is ranked 68th and 76th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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