Sunday, December 11, 2016
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 16.5 point favorites.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 4-4 and a road record of 0-2. They are 3-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 8-1 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 3-5 and they are 5-3 against the spread.
Marin Maric comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Aaric Armstead averages 11.5 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Northern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Amir Coffey averages 13 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Gophers. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Nate Mason averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Northern Illinois averages 73.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 150th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 269th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 335th in the country. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 10.4 assists per game which ranks them 32nd and 318th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 255th with 14.9 per game. The Huskies allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 176th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 155th and 81st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 178th place in the country. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 55th in Division 1.
Minnesota averages 75.7 points per game this year which ranks them 106th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 169th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 174th in the nation. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 31st and 101st respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Gophers rank 97th with 12.6 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 61st in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.3 rebounds a game which ranks 301st and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 31st place in the nation. The Golden Gophers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 233rd in college basketball.
The Huskies average 67 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 104.4 and they assist on 43.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Northern Illinois turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.9%. The Huskies give up 73.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Gophers score 79.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13 points per game. The Golden Gophers have a rating on offense of 103.2 and 58.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Minnesota turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.2%. The Golden Gophers give up 66.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 3-4 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 4-3 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-3 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-5 against the over/under
Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/08/16 C Andrew Zelis Knee out for season
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/16 F Davonte Fitzgerald Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -16.5
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