Tuesday, January 26, 2016
James A. Rhodes Arena
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Akron as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 16-3 and a road record of 3-3. They are 9-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-8. The Zips have an overall record of 15-4 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 5-8 and they are 7-6 against the spread.
Marin Maric comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Travon Baker averages 12.5 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Northern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Isaiah Johnson averages 12.2 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per contest this year for the Zips. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 61%. Antino Jackson averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Northern Illinois averages 71.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 193rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 257th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 119th in the country. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 46th and 143rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 233rd with 13.4 per game. The Huskies allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 42nd and 157th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 101st place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 46th in the Division 1.
Akron averages 75.3 points per game this year which ranks them 114th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 233rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 39th in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 93rd and 90th respectively. In the turnover department the Zips rank 29th with 10.9 per game. The Zips allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 99th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 76th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 280th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 46th place in the nation. The Zips force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 293rd in college basketball.
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 9-4 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 6-8 against the over/under
Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 7-6 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 5-8 against the over/under
Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
12/03/15 G Darrell Bowie Shoulder out indefinitely
11/27/15 G Dontel Highsmith Knee out indefinitely
Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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