Friday, February 19, 2016
John E. Worthen Arena
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to John E. Worthen Arena to play the Ball State Cardinals on Friday, February 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 18-8 and a road record of 3-7. They are 12-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-9. The Cardinals have an overall record of 17-9 and a home record of 10-4. They have an over/under record of 11-9 and they are 9-11 against the spread.
Marin Maric comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Aaric Armstead averages 11.6 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Northern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Franko House averages 11.7 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Bo Calhoun averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Northern Illinois averages 71.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 198th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 259th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 115th in the country. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 70th and 155th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 215th with 13.2 per game. The Huskies allow 69.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 74th and 275th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 100th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 143rd place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in the Division 1.
Ball State averages 69.7 points per game this year which ranks them 235th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 119th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 37th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 204th and 108th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 234th with 13.3 per game. The Cardinals allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 137th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 87th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 42nd place in the nation. The Cardinals force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 66.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 105.3 and they assist on 57.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Northern Illinois turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.8%. The Huskies give up 72.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 67.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.5 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 104.6 and 59.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Ball State turns it over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.8%. The Cardinals give up 63.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-8 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-9 against the over/under
Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 9-11 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 11-9 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
Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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