Illinois Fighting Illini vs Maryland Terrapins 1/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Maryland Terrapins 1/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The #17 Illinois Fighting Illini will meet with the Maryland Terrapins in a Big Ten Conference clash in Xfinity Center, MA, on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET.

 

Illinois is averaging 80.2 points per game, which is 23rd in the country, while the Fighting Illini are hitting 46.6 percent overall and 38.1 percent from outside the 3-point line, both of which are 23rd in the country.

 

Kofi Cockburn leads Illinois in scoring with an average of 21.1 points per game and a 58.9% shooting percentage. Alfonso Plummer, the team’s second-leading scorer, is generating 16.4 points per game while shooting 45.6 percent overall and 40.9 percent from outside the 3-point arc. Trent Fraizer leads the club in assists with 3.5 per game.

 

Illinois has a 15.8 assist-to-turnover ratio and 13.8 turnovers per game. Illinois is surrendering 66.1 points per game on average, with opponents shooting 39.7% overall and 32.7 percent from outside the 3-point arc.

 

Illinois allows only 28.1 rebounds per game, which ranks them 38th in the country, and the Fighting Illini are sixth in the country in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game.

 

Cockburn is the team’s top rebounder, averaging 11.8 rebounds per game, and the team’s swat leader, at 1.0 blocked shots per game. With a record of 1.4 steals per game, Frazier leads the team.

 

  • The University of Illinois Fighting Illini is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 matches.
  • Illinois is 2-7 SU in their last 9 matches against Maryland.
  • The Fighting Illini is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 matches in the Big Ten Conference.

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Maryland Terrapins Predictions 1/21/2022

 

Maryland allows 69.8 ppg, which ranks 215th in the country, while opponents shoot 42.0% overall against the Terrapins, including 33.3 percent from behind the 3-point line. Maryland surrenders an average of 31.9 rebounds per game, while the Terrapins only get 35.0 per game.

 

Maryland’s Donta Scott is the king of the boards averaging 6.7 boards. With an average of 1.6 steals per game, Hakim Hart leads the team, while Julian Reese leads the team in swats with an average of 1.1 blocked shots per game.

 

Maryland has a field goal percentage of 42.7 percent and averages 70.5 points per game. The Terrapins have a 31.4 percent three-point shooting percentage.

 

Maryland’s best scorer, Eric Ayala, averages 16.3 points per game but shoots only 39.9%, while Fatts Russell averages 12.4 points per game and shoots 39.8% overall. Russell is also Maryland’s leading assist provider, averaging 4.0 per game. Maryland has an average of 11.9 assists per game and 12.3 turnovers per game.

 

  • The University of Maryland Terrapins is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches.
  • Maryland is 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches at home against Illinois.
  • The Terrapins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches in the Big Ten Conference.

#17 Illinois Fighting Illini vs Maryland Terrapins. The NCAAB pick for this game is the #17 Illinois Fighting Illini. The Fighting Illini of Illinois is 9-8 ATS after a disheartening defeat to Purdue. They gained 13 of their 17 games straight up. Maryland, on the other hand, is 9-9 straight-up and 6-12 against the spread.

 

Maryland allows an average of 69.8 (215th) points per game and 31.9 rebounds per game, whereas Illinois scores an average of 80.2 points (23rd) per game and has 11.3 more rebounds per game than its opponents.

 

Kofi Cockburn developed into a powerful force inside for Illinois, producing a double-double of 21.1 points and 11.8 rebounds per game, and he will prevail in the post against a weak Maryland defense. The #17 Illinois Fighting Illini will win to a predicted score of 75-67.

 

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Maryland Terrapins 1/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

 

Location: Xfinity Center, MA

 

Date: Friday, January 21, 2022

 

TV: FS1

 

NCAAB Odds: #17 Illinois Fighting Illini -7.5

 

NCAAB Totals: 141

 

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