Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to Convocation Center to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Eastern Michigan as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 19-10 and a road record of 3-9. They are 13-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-11. The Eagles have an overall record of 15-14 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 13-9 and they are 10-12 against the spread.
Marin Maric comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Aaric Armstead averages 11.3 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Northern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
James Thompson IV averages 15 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Eagles. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Raven Lee averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.4 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Northern Illinois averages 70.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 213th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 274th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 157th in the country. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 63rd and 161st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 192nd with 12.9 per game. The Huskies allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 107th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 66th and 216th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 114th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 146th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 97th in the Division 1.
Eastern Michigan averages 76.6 points per game this year which ranks them 81st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 159th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 299th in the nation. They average 34 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per contest which ranks them 265th and 299th respectively. In the turnover department the Eagles rank 163rd with 12.6 per game. The Eagles allow 78.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 310th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 155th and 287th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 316th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 314th place in the nation. The Eagles force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 66 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 104.8 and they assist on 57.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.5 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 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.8%. The Huskies give up 71.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Eagles score 80.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 81 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.9 points per game. The Eagles have a rating on offense of 106.6 and 44.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Eastern Michigan turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32%. The Eagles give up 71.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 87.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 13-10 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 13-11 against the over/under
Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 10-12 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 13-9 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
Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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