The Illinois Fighting Illini (6-3) will be at home in State Farm Center when they meet the Austin Peay Governors (4-4). Illinois opened as an 18-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 148.5 points. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Austin Peay Governors vs. Illinois Fighting Illini ATS Preview
The Governors easily got past the Alabama A&M Bulldogs in their last matchup, 67-47. With 14 points and seven rebounds, Chris Porter-Bunton had a solid game for Austin Peay. Austin Peay dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 15.5 (better than their season average of 19.3) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.1 (below their season average of 36.6). Alabama A&M recorded marks of 34.4 and 16.7, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Fighting Illini’s last game, they were blown out by the Maryland Terrapins, 92-91. With 11 points and seven assists, Illinois Trent Frazier played well. Maryland did an excellent job of making free throws (14-19; 73.7 percent). Illinois, meanwhile, forced the Terrapins into a turnover percentage of 27.1 (above their season average of 20.3).
Look for Illinois to own the offensive glass in this meeting. Since the 2016-17 season, the Fighting Illini rank 39th in offensive rebounding percentage (30.0 percent), while Austin Peay ranks 334th in defensive rebounding percentage (66.0 percent).
Of Austin Peay’s 4 games with betting action, two have finished over the O/U total, while 4 of Illinois 6 games have finished under the O/U total. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Fighting Illini have a clear advantage. They are 6-3 SU and 4-2 ATS, while the Governors are 4-4 SU and 3-1 ATS.
Austin Peay Governors vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Illinois, ATS Winner – Austin Peay, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Fighting Illini rank 21st in steals per game (6.1) while the Governors rank 125th (6.5).
- Austin Peay ranks 225th in blocks per game (2.6) while Illinois ranks 268th (2.3).
- Illinois ranks 40th in assists per game (14.0) while Austin Peay ranks 281st (11.4).
- The Fighting Illini rank 20th in three pointers allowed per game (20.3) while the Governors rank 213th (22.4).
- Illinois ranks 40th in rebounds allowed per game (33.0) while Austin Peay ranks 224th (36.5).