Indiana Hoosiers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Prediction, 1/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: State Farm Center in Champaign, IL
TV: Youtube TV
The Indiana Hoosiers (11-6) are hitting the road to State Farm Center on Thursday where they will compete against the Illinois Fighting Illini (13-5).
The Indiana Hoosiers faced off with Wisconsin and walked away with a win by a score of 63-45 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Hoosiers ended up walking away with 16 and Wisconsin totaled 11 personal fouls. They also buried 5 out of their 24 attempts from long range. Wisconsin finished the game shooting 36.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 4 of their 11 tries. Additionally, Wisconsin collected 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Wisconsin earned 6 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. Pertaining to the defense, Indiana allowed the other team to go 32.1% from the field on 18 of 56 shooting. They also doled out 10 assists in the game in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 40 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Hoosiers knocked down 4 of their 5 tries for a rate of 80.0%. Indiana walked away from the contest with a 46.8% FG percentage (29 out of 62) and buried 1 out of their 8 three-point attempts.
Trayce Jackson-Davis is one guy who was a factor for the matchup. He ended up shooting 69.2% from the field and distributed 4 assists. He played 33 mins and pulled down 12 rebounds. He walked away with 18 points on 9 of 13 shooting.
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Indiana heads into this one with a mark of 11-6 so far this season. They average 78.9 points per game (42nd in the country) while hitting 50.3% from the floor. The Hoosiers are connecting on 37.1% on 3-point shots (114 of 307) and 68.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Indiana is collecting 37.4 rebounds per game and has 285 assists this year, which has them ranked 53rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Hoosiers are able to force 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.1 fouls. They are surrendering 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 144th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (67.9). The Hoosiers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.1% (416 of 1,013) and they relinquish 32.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 91st in college basketball in giving up assists with 207 surrendered for the year.
When they last played, the Illinois Fighting Illini walked away with a victory by a final of 78-60 against Minnesota. The Fighting Illini snagged 36 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 45 in this contest. They also turned it over 10 times, while earning 2 steals in the game. Minnesota committed 14 fouls in the game which took the Fighting Illini to the free throw line for 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 64.3%. Concerning shots from downtown, Illinois knocked down 5 out of their 16 tries (31.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Fighting Illini finished 32 for 64 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. The Fighting Illini permitted Minnesota to knock down 21 out of 58 tries from the floor which had them shooting 36.2% for the contest. They finished 23.1% from three-point range by going 3 out of 13 and finished the contest at 15 of 25 from the charity stripe (60.0%). Concerning rebounds, Illinois permitted Minnesota to grab 24 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Matthew Mayer ended up having an impact for the Fighting Illini for the game. He made 8 out of 14 in this contest for a rate of 57.1%, and accumulated 10 rebounds. He earned 19 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and earned 1 assist in this contest.
Illinois has a record of 13-5 for the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Fighting Illini are connecting on 46.3% from the field, which has them ranked 92nd in college basketball. Illinois has totaled 1,383 points for the campaign (76.8 per contest) and they pull in 39.6 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 14.2 times per game (116th in D-1) and they lose possession via turnover 13.9 times per game. The Fighting Illini have committed 17.1 fouls per contest and they go 67.1% from the free throw line.
The Fighting Illini on defense are ranked 45th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 63.7. They are forcing their opponents into 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 39.2% from the field (21st in the country). The Illinois defense concedes 31.3% on 3-point shots (102 of 326) and their opponents are making 69.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 10.9 dimes and 33.2 boards per game, which is ranked 61st and 129th in D-1.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Illinois and under the total points
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