Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/6/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/6/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

State Farm Center will host the match between the Maryland Terrapins and the Illinois Fighting Illini on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET. The Terrapins played 31 games last season and won 17 meetings.

 

Maryland finished in a tie for eighth place with a record of 9-11 in the Big Ten Conference. The team played in the Big Ten Tournament and won the second round against Michigan State before losing to Michigan in the quarterfinals.

 

The Terrapins participated in the NCAA tournament and won the first round against UConn before losing the second round to Alabama.

 

Maryland is sitting on an 8-5 record this season, The Terrapins lost to the Iowa Hawkeyes last Monday to a score of 75-80. G Eric Ayala scored 19 points with 6 rebounds and 3 assists. G Hakim Hart delivered 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 assist while G Fatts Russell made 16 points with 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

 

The Terrapins are averaging 70.7 points per game, capping the competition to 66.9 points. The team hauled 39.2 rebounds, 12.5 assists, 6.2 steals, and 4.4 blocks per meeting.

 

Eric Ayala is the top scorer of the team with 15.2 points. F Qudus Wahab makes 7.4 rebounds while F Julian Reese makes 1.2 blocks. Fatts Russell leads the assists with 3.6 and Hakim Hart leads the steals with 1.9.

 

  • The Maryland Terrapins are 7-1 SU in their last 8 matches against Illinois.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Maryland’s last 5 matches on the road.
  • The Terrapins are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches on the road against Illinois.

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Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini Predictions 1/6/2022

 

The Illinois Fighting Illini rolled through 2020-2021 with an overall record of 24-7. The team finished in second place in the Big Ten Conference with a record of 16-4. Illinois won each of its three games in the Big Ten Tournament and advanced to the NCAA tournament. The Fighting Illini won over Drexel in the first round before losing to Loyola-Chicago in the second round. 

 

The Fighting Illini won 10 of their 13 games this year. Illinois won over the Minnesota Golden Gophers last Tuesday to a score of 76-53. C Kofi Cockburn poured 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 assists. G Jacob Grandison delivered 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. G Alfonso Plummer made 10 points with 5 rebounds and 1 assist.

 

Illinois is shooting an average of 80.8 points per game, holding opponents to 64.6 points. The team collected 43.8 rebounds, 17.0 assists, 5.5 steals, and 3.2 blocks per meeting. Kofi Cockburn leads the scoreline with 22.5 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks. G Da’Monte Williams makes 3.5 assists while G Trent Frazier makes 1.4 steals.

  • The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-1 SU in their last 9 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Illinois’ last 5 matches at home.
  • The Fighting Illini are 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches at home against Maryland.

Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini. The NCAAB’s pick is the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Fighting Illini have the advantage of playing at home court here. Illinois is averaging 80.0 points per meeting while Maryland is averaging 10 points less. Look for the Illinois Fighting Illini to win at home with a predicted score of 78-65.

 

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Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/6/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

 

Location: State Farm Center  

 

Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022

 

TV: ESPN2 

 

NCAAB Odds: Illinois Fighting Illini -11.5

 

NCAAB Totals: 143

 

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