Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Purdue Boilermakers - 1/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (14-2) at Illinois Fighting Illini (8-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (State Farm Center)
The Line: Illinois Fighting Illini -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Purdue Boilermakers will travel to play the Illinois Fighting Illini in a Big Ten Conference Game on Sunday.
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 8-8 (0-3) and are coming off of a loss to Michigan State by a score of 79-54. Illinois was missing some of their players in this game, but Michigan State blew them out easily. Maverick Morgan had 15 points and 3 rebounds for Illinois. Malcolm Hill added 10 points and 6 rebounds for the Fighting Illini. Illinois was out rebounded by a total of 46-27 and had 7 assists in their defeat. Illinois is averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 74.9 points per game. Illinois is also averaging 32.5 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game. Malcolm Hill is averaging 17.4 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game, while Kendrick Nunn (questionable) is averaging 18.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game. Illinois is shooting 72.5% on free throws, 36% on three-pointers, and 43.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Purdue Boilermakers are 14-2 (2-1) and are coming off of a win against Michigan by a score of 87-70. Purdue led by 7 points at halftime and had a huge 52 point second half to blow the game open. A.J. Hammons had 17 points and 5 rebounds for Purdue. Rapheal Davis added 16 points and 6 assists for the Boilermakers. Purdue out rebounded their opponent by a total of 36-28 and had 26 assists in their victory. Purdue is averaging 79 points per game while giving up 59.8 points per game. Purdue is also averaging 43.3 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game. A.J. Hammons is averaging 14.1 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game, while Isaac Haas is averaging 11.1 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game. Purdue is shooting 74.9% on free throws, 35.9% on three-pointers, and 46.8% on all field goal attempts.
Purdue is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games against a team with a winning home record. Purdue is 20-8 ATS in their last 28 conference games. The under is 9-2 in Purdue’s last 11 road games. Illinois is 1-5-3 ATS in their last 9 home games. Illinois is 2-5-3 ATS in their last 10 games. The over is 6-2 in the Illinois last 8 conference games. The under is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Purdue is playing great basketball right now and I expect them to get the easy win here. Purdue plays very sound defense and is a good rebounding team. I am picking Purdue here.