Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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The Northern Illinois Huskies head to McGuirk Arena to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 3 point favorites.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 14-13 and a road record of 5-6. They are 11-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-9. The Chippewas have an overall record of 16-11 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 17-6 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
Marin Maric comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 7.7 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 68%. Aaric Armstead averages 9.5 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Northern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
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Marcus Keene averages 30.2 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Chippewas. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Braylon Rayson averages 21.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Northern Illinois averages 69.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 244th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 291st. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 336th in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 10.1 assists per game which ranks them 52nd and 343rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 258th with 14.1 per game. The Huskies allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 123rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 125th and 131st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 195th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 199th place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in Division 1.
Central Michigan averages 88.1 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 254th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 79th in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per contest which ranks them 59th and 270th respectively. In the turnover department the Chippewas rank 37th with 11.5 per game. The Chippewas allow 88.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 349th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 267th and 93rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 348th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 239th place in the nation. The Chippewas force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 64.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8.7 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 101 and they assist on 41.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Northern Illinois turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.4%. The Huskies give up 66.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 81.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Chippewas score 92.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 89.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.4 points per game. The Chippewas have a rating on offense of 113.8 and 41% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 78.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 52% of their shots. Central Michigan turns it over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29%. The Chippewas give up 86.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 96.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 11-13 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 15-9 against the over/under
Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 11-11 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 17-6 against the over/under
Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/08/16 C Andrew Zelis Knee out for season
02/17/17 G Marshawn Wilson Disciplinary has left team
Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +3
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