Primarily the code looks like this currently:
But not all places have the message in the exception, and not all places check the parameters as they should, and not all places have the same message.
So, regularize this checking everywhere by making common "core" methods to do this null check (or other checks, such as <= 0, etc.) so that the checking and messaging are common. This also simplifies the code, and with JIT compiling shouldn't affect runtime speed either, as this common method should get compiled and/or inlined as appropriate.