Michigan State Spartans vs Illinois Fighting Illini Prediction, 1/13/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Friday, January 13, 2023
Location: State Farm Center in Champaign, IL
TV: Youtube TV
The Illinois Fighting Illini (11-5) will try to beat the Michigan State Spartans (12-4) at State Farm Center on Friday.
The Michigan State Spartans faced off with Wisconsin and earned the victory with a final of 69-65 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Spartans left the arena with 12 and Wisconsin recorded 18 personal fouls. They also made 9 of 23 shots from beyond the arc. Wisconsin went 75.0% at the charity stripe by making 6 of 8 shots. Moreover, Wisconsin pulled down 18 rebounds (3 offensive, 15 defensive), but didn't have a block. Wisconsin doled out 9 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. Concerning defending, Michigan State allowed the other team to shoot 45.5% from the field on 25 out of 55 shooting. They also doled out 10 assists for the game in addition to forcing 5 turnovers and having 3 steals. In the matter of rebounding, they earned 32 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Spartans made 16 of 17 shots for a percentage of 94.1%. Michigan State wrapped up the game having earned a 52.3% field goal percentage (23 out of 44) and made 7 out of their 13 shots from downtown.
Joey Hauser is one guy who was a major contributor for this game. He finished the game shooting 75.0% from the field but had no assists when the game ended. He saw the court for 36 minutes played and totaled 8 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 6 out of 8 shooting.
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Michigan State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 12-4 so far this year. They are turning it over 11.2 times per game and as a team they are committing 15.9 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Michigan State is collecting 37.8 boards per game and is sitting with 259 dimes so far this season, which is 48th in the country in terms of passing. The Spartans are shooting 37.8% on three-point attempts (118 of 312) and 75.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 70.3 pts per contest (214th in the nation) while hitting 44.6% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Spartans are forcing 9.9 turnovers every game and they draw 16.5 fouls. They surrender 29.8% from beyond the arc and they are 74th in the country in PPG allowed (64.9). The Spartans defense is allowing a FG percentage of 40.1% (376 of 937) and they relinquish 32.6 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 149th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 198 conceded this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Illinois Fighting Illini took home the win by a final score of 76-50 when they faced Nebraska. In regard to cleaning up the glass, Illinois permitted Nebraska to snag 29 overall (7 on the offensive side). They finished 28.6% from distance by going 4 of 14 and finished the game at 6 of 11 from the charity stripe (54.5%). The Fighting Illini permitted Nebraska to knock down 20 out of their 54 attempts from the floor which had them at 37.0% in the matchup. Overall, the Fighting Illini shot 28 for 61 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.9%. In reference to 3-point shots, Illinois converted 8 out of their 29 tries (27.6%). They were able to bury 12 of them for a clip of 66.7%. Nebraska committed 17 personal fouls for the game which got the Fighting Illini to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They gave up possession 10 times, while getting 12 steals in this contest. The Fighting Illini earned 26 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in the game.
Terrence Shannon pitched in for the Fighting Illini in this contest. He knocked down 10 out of 17 for this contest for a field goal rate of 58.8%, and tallied 11 rebounds. He scored 25 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 dimes in this matchup.
Illinois has a mark of 11-5 for the year. The Fighting Illini have committed 17.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 66.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 14.3 times per contest (126th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 14.6 times per game. Illinois has scored 1,230 points for the year (76.9 per game) and they average 39.5 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Fighting Illini are connecting on 46.1% from the field, which is 102nd in college basketball.
The Fighting Illini on defense are ranked 51st in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 63.8. They are forcing their opponents into 15.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.1% from the field (28th in the nation). The Illinois defense allows 32.4% on shots from 3-point land (99 of 306) and opponents are connecting on 70.1% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 11.2 assists and 32.9 boards per contest, which has them ranked 81st and 110th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan State
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