Tuesday, December 20, 2016
USF Sun Dome
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to USF Sun Dome to play the South Florida Bulls on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 6-5 and a road record of 1-3. They are 4-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5. The Bulls have an overall record of 5-4 and a home record of 4-2. They have an over/under record of 3-3 and they are 3-3 against the spread.
Marin Maric comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Aaric Armstead averages 10.9 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Northern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jahmal McMurray averages 20.3 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Geno Thorpe averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Northern Illinois averages 70 points per contest this season which ranks them 233rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 292nd. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 344th in the country. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 10.1 assists per game which ranks them 68th and 332nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 218th with 14.1 per game. The Huskies allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 136th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 120th and 38th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 224th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 186th place in the country. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 69th in Division 1.
South Florida averages 71.1 points per game this year which ranks them 211th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 49th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 60th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 146th and 198th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 321st with 16.1 per game. The Bulls allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 168th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 46th and 223rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 250th and they give up 15.1 assists per contest which puts them in 270th place in the nation. The Bulls force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 62.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 56.3 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 -8 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 103.5 and they assist on 44.1% 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 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Northern Illinois turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34%. The Huskies give up 69.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 71.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 99.5 and 49.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.5 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. South Florida turns it over an average of 20.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.9%. The Bulls give up 71.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 4-5 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 4-5 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 3-3 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 3-3 against the over/under
Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
12/16/16 G Laytwan Porter Suspension out indefinitely
11/08/16 C Andrew Zelis Knee out for season
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/19/16 G Troy Holston Knee "?" Tuesday vs. No Illinois
Guy's Pick: Take South Florida
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