Illinois Fighting Illini VS Minnesota Golden Gophers

College Basketball 07:30 PM EST

Friday

01/30/2020

FS1

Spread: Illinois Fighting Illini -5.5

Over/Under: 136.5

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-9, 5-5) is heading the State Farm Center in Champagne, IL on Thursday to face the Illinois Fighting Illini . The Golden Gophers has a record of 11 wins out of 20 outings and a point differential of 4.7 as they are averaging 71.2 points per game while giving up 66.5 points per game. On the other hand, the Fighting Illini has an overall record of 15-5 overall and 7-2  win-loss slate in the Big Ten Conference. Illinois is averaging 75.4 points per game while surrendering 64.5 with a point differential of 10.9. The opening line for this match-up favors Illinois by 5.5 points. In betting trends, 12-7-1 against the spread and 8-12-0 against the over/under are the valuable figures for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. A 10-8-1 against the spread and 8-11-0 against the over/under are the important betting trends for the Illinois Fighting Illini.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be depending on the scoring consistency of two key players. Daniel Oturu averaging 19.7 points per game, 11.3 rebounds per game and 1.2 assists per game while playing 34 minutes per night this season. His field goal percentage is 49% and free throw is currently at 68%. Marcus Carr is also averaging 16.1 points per game with 6.9 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for 36.9 minutes per game. His free throw percentage is 75% with a field goal of 38% for the year.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Predictions 1/30/2020

Ayo Dosunmo averages 16.2 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists per game with 83% in the free throw line. His field goal percentage is 49% while playing 32.3 minutes per game this year. Another Illinois key player is Kofi Cockburn with an average 14.5 points per game, 9.4 rebounds per game, 0.7 assists per game and 67% at the foul line. He is averaging a field goal of 54% for a total of 27.4 minutes a night.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Illinois Fighting Illini -5.5 . Minnesota averages 71.2 points per game this season putting them on rank 186th in the NCAA. Their shooting percentage as a team is 43% and their shooting percentage from downtown is 32% which is good for 234th rank in the nation. Their rebounding and assist per game marks 38.9 and 15.3 assist per game respectively. In turnover, the Golden Gopher rank 285th with 12.1 per game. The Illinois Fighting Illini on the other hand ranked 80th in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. In shooting, they averaged 47% with 31% from 3-point range which is good for 280th in the nation. In rebounding, they scored 40.5 boards per game making them the 19th best rebounding team in the NCAA. The fighting Illini ranks 60th in the country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game. Considering the superiority in scoring, the Fighting Illini is favored with 75.4 points per game against the Golden Gophers with only 71.2 average points per game. Prediction will favor Illinois over Minnesota to a score of 81-72.

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NCAAB Starting Time :  7:30 pm EST

Location: State Farm Center in Champagne, IL

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

TV: FS1

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Illinois Fighting Illini -5.5

NCAAB Total/Over-Under: 136.5

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