Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 6 point favorites.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 14-9 and a road record of 5-4. They are 11-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-8. The Bulls have an overall record of 11-12 and a home record of 5-2. They have an over/under record of 10-8 and they are 11-8 against the spread.
Marin Maric comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Aaric Armstead averages 9.7 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Northern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Blake Hamilton averages 17.3 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Nick Perkins averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Northern Illinois averages 70.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 230th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 318th in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 10.4 assists per game which ranks them 33rd and 334th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 291st with 14.6 per game. The Huskies allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 89th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 103rd and 129th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 151st and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 170th place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 37th in Division 1.
Buffalo averages 76.8 points per game this year which ranks them 79th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 191st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 276th in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 86th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 280th with 14.5 per game. The Bulls allow 76.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 259th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 94th and 159th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 266th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 225th place in the nation. The Bulls force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 66 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 102.4 and they assist on 43% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.9 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 27% of their shots. Northern Illinois turns the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.1%. The Huskies give up 65.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 80.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 95.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.8 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 104.7 and 55.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Buffalo turns it over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.4%. The Bulls give up 70.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 83.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 11-9 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-8 against the over/under
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-8 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 10-8 against the over/under
Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/08/16 C Andrew Zelis Knee out for season
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/16/17 F Quate McKinzie Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo -6
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