Saturday, January 16, 2016
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to University Arena to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 14-2 and a road record of 3-2. They are 7-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-6. The Broncos have an overall record of 6-10 and a home record of 5-3. They have an over/under record of 5-5 and they are 4-6 against the spread.
Marin Maric comes into this contest averaging 14 points per game while playing 26 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Travon Baker averages 12.3 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Northern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Thomas Wilder averages 17.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Broncos. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Tucker Haymond averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Northern Illinois averages 72.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 170th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 252nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 88th in the country. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 44th and 102nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 176th with 12.9 per game. The Huskies allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 52nd and 227th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 57th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 119th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in the Division 1.
Western Michigan averages 70.4 points per game this year which ranks them 204th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 237th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 290th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per contest which ranks them 88th and 316th respectively. In the turnover department the Broncos rank 268th with 14 per game. The Broncos allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 208th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 184th and 166th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 65th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 243rd place in the nation. The Broncos force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 305th in college basketball.
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 7-3 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 5-6 against the over/under
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 4-6 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-5 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
Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
12/21/15 F Connar Tava Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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