Saturday, February 27, 2016
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Convocation Center to play the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Broncos come into this game with an overall record of 11-17 and a road record of 1-10. They are 10-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-9. The Huskies have an overall record of 18-10 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 12-11 and they are 12-10 against the spread.
Thomas Wilder comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Broncos. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Tucker Haymond averages 15.8 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Marin Maric averages 12.6 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Travon Baker averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Western Michigan averages 72.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 175th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 212th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 161st in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game which ranks them 147th and 282nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 142nd with 12.4 per game. The Broncos allow 74.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 239th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 236th and 278th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 88th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 227th place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 279th in the Division 1.
Northern Illinois averages 70.5 points per game this year which ranks them 221st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 290th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 163rd in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 63rd and 176th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 177th with 12.8 per game. The Huskies allow 69.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 76th and 254th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 109th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 156th place in the nation. The Huskies force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 88th in college basketball.
The Broncos average 66.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.7 per contest. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 104.9 and they assist on 48.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Western Michigan turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.6%. The Broncos give up 74.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 81 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 75 ppg at home and they have averaged 64.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.7 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 104.5 and 56.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 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 34% of their shots. Northern Illinois turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.5%. The Huskies give up 67.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-12 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 13-9 against the over/under
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-10 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-11 against the over/under
Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
12/21/15 F Connar Tava Foot out for season
Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
12/03/15 G Darrell Bowie Shoulder out indefinitely
11/27/15 G Dontel Highsmith Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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