Saturday, February 4, 2017
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Convocation Center to play the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 1 point favorites.
Free $60 in Member College Basketball Picks. No Obligation Click Here
The Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 13-9 and a road record of 4-6. They are 8-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8. The Huskies have an overall record of 13-9 and a home record of 8-5. They have an over/under record of 11-8 and they are 10-9 against the spread.
For expert handicapping advice on this matchup and other NCAA basketball games check out our handicapping tips.
Willie Mangum comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Eagles. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. James Thompson IV averages 14.6 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 11 rebounds per game for Eastern Michigan. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Marin Maric averages 13.5 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 66%. Aaric Armstead averages 9.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Eastern Michigan averages 75.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 104th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 211th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 278th in the country. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 162nd and 167th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 167th with 13.3 per game. The Eagles allow 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 220th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 118th and 68th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37 rebounds a game which ranks 237th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest which puts them in 321st place in the country. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in Division 1.
Northern Illinois averages 70 points per game this year which ranks them 236th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 279th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 329th in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 338th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 301st with 14.8 per game. The Huskies allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 94th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 98th and 127th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 166th place in the nation. The Huskies force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 33rd in college basketball.
The Eagles average 71.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 108.7 and they assist on 49.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Eastern Michigan turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 14.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.4%. The Eagles give up 73.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 73.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.7 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 101.6 and 42.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Northern Illinois turns it over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.9%. The Huskies give up 72.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 8-7 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 7-8 against the over/under
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 10-9 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 11-8 against the over/under
Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/08/16 C Andrew Zelis Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Northern Illinois -1
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks 100% profit guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks