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Matchup Reports

Saturday at 4:00 PM
MASSACHUSETTS (7-3) AT N ILLINOIS (2-9) 
 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLinePF/PASUATSO/UFG%FT%3PT%FG%FT%3PT%
547: MASSACHUSETTS
548: N ILLINOIS
OFF
+10.0
73.8 / 75.0
56.7 / 65.1
7-3
2-9
3-7
5-5
2-3
0-1
40.4
38.2
71.2
63.2
29.8
27.6
42.8
42.9
69.5
72.1
33.2
37.6
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Rating
 EstimateEdge
MASSACHUSETTS-13 
N ILLINOIS  
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
MASSACHUSETTS - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1997CurrentLast 3   Since 1997CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
in all games3-734-33199-2182-329-29141-1267-347-30250-226
in all lined games3-734-33199-2182-329-29141-1267-339-28206-213
as a favorite2-519-1494-1090-313-1463-556-127-6143-61
as a road favorite of 9.5 to 12 points0-00-04-10-00-03-00-00-05-0
in road games1-112-1294-870-011-1062-522-013-1376-120
in road lined games1-112-1294-870-011-1062-522-012-1267-115
against MAC opponents1-01-04-70-00-01-31-01-07-4
in December games3-26-638-340-14-417-214-111-657-50
on Saturday games1-210-1375-720-110-1051-432-113-1294-72
when playing with 5 or 6 days rest0-02-314-190-01-410-120-03-222-17
after a non-conference game3-714-1670-882-312-1352-477-328-12115-96
in non-conference games3-716-1570-862-312-1252-477-329-12116-96
after allowing 80 points or more0-212-442-431-09-629-311-114-250-45
after scoring 80 points or more1-08-742-400-08-631-281-014-552-41
when playing against a team with a losing record0-13-1052-610-08-335-301-011-798-44
versus poor offensive teams - scoring <=64 points/game0-12-717-380-06-120-191-07-348-24

N ILLINOIS - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1997CurrentLast 3   Since 1997CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
in all games5-533-30193-1990-124-30104-1072-916-56150-293
in all lined games5-533-30193-1990-124-30104-1071-911-54123-275
as an underdog4-529-25138-1280-121-2574-740-96-5044-228
as a home underdog of 9.5 to 12 points0-02-23-40-02-24-20-00-41-6
in all home games1-211-1679-940-011-1444-462-212-2199-102
in home lined games1-211-1679-940-011-1444-461-28-2080-94
in December games5-110-541-330-04-518-211-53-1432-64
on Saturday games2-114-978-760-09-1239-380-33-2261-112
when playing with 5 or 6 days rest0-12-120-130-00-26-80-10-311-26
after a non-conference game5-415-1367-630-16-1433-392-87-2957-111
in non-conference games5-515-1562-620-16-1333-362-97-3059-110
after scoring 60 points or less3-114-1354-520-012-1233-322-36-2640-88
after playing 3 consecutive road games1-03-09-40-01-22-50-12-38-8
after 3 or more consecutive losses2-010-1048-490-06-1328-291-16-1933-82
when playing against a team with a winning record3-316-12103-880-110-1353-450-62-2747-156
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
MASSACHUSETTS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games7-3+3.83-72-373.834.740.4%37.975.036.042.8%39.8
Road Games4-2+21-52-172.732.341.5%39.775.736.241.8%42.8
Last 5 Games4-1+2.83-20-177.035.640.4%37.274.233.640.2%40.0
MASSACHUSETTS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)73.834.725-6240.4%7-2529.8%17-2371.2%381113218154
vs opponents surrendering63.729.823-5641.1%6-1931.3%12-1769.9%341012196143
Team Stats (Road Games)72.732.326-6241.5%7-2428.9%14-2168.5%401110228154
Stats Against (All Games)75.036.026-6042.8%7-2133.2%16-2369.5%401014196153
vs opponents averaging69.732.724-5544.8%6-1934.2%14-2168.8%35914167134
Stats Against (Road Games)75.736.226-6341.8%7-2229.9%17-2664.5%431211196141

N ILLINOIS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games2-9-45-50-156.724.938.2%34.565.130.542.9%33.3
Home Games2-2-11-20-057.227.241.2%34.554.725.040.7%28.0
Last 5 Games1-4-14-10-061.429.439.8%34.669.035.640.9%36.4
N ILLINOIS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)56.724.922-5638.2%4-1527.6%9-1563.2%34119209152
vs opponents surrendering67.131.925-5643.6%6-1733.6%12-1868.2%35913188143
Team Stats (Home Games)57.227.222-5441.2%4-1525.0%9-1465.5%341011178121
Stats Against (All Games)65.130.521-4842.9%8-2237.6%16-2272.1%33813157164
vs opponents averaging64.630.323-5441.9%7-1933.5%13-1969.7%34813176163
Stats Against (Home Games)54.725.017-4240.7%8-2138.8%12-1867.6%2859156152
Average power rating of opponents played: MASSACHUSETTS 74.3,  N ILLINOIS 66.7
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
All games in this series since 1997
MASSACHUSETTS is 1-0 against the spread versus N ILLINOIS since 1997
MASSACHUSETTS is 1-0 straight up against N ILLINOIS since 1997
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997
Games over the last 3 seasons
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games played at N ILLINOIS since 1997
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.
Games played at N ILLINOIS over the last 3 seasons.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring N ILLINOIS in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in MASSACHUSETTS games 56.7% of the time since 1997. (181-138)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in MASSACHUSETTS games 64.7% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (33-18)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in N ILLINOIS games 54.6% of the time since 1997. (165-137)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in N ILLINOIS games 63.6% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (35-20)
No Edge.
 
No total has been posted for this game.
Key Player Injuries
MASSACHUSETTS
[G] 12/28/2012 - Trey Davis is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. No Illinois ( Ankle )
[G/F] 10/31/2012 - Javorn Farrell out indefinitely ( Ankle )
N ILLINOIS
No significant injuries.
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