Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Northern Illinois Huskies head to Convocation Center to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Eastern Michigan as 5 point favorites.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 15-13 and a road record of 6-6. They are 12-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-10. The Eagles have an overall record of 13-15 and a home record of 8-5. They have an over/under record of 11-10 and they are 8-13 against the spread.
Marin Maric comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Aaric Armstead averages 9.4 points per game in 30.8 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 69%.
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Willie Mangum averages 15.8 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per contest this year for the Eagles. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. James Thompson IV averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Northern Illinois averages 70.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 228th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 266th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 332nd in the country. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per game which ranks them 48th and 339th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 247th with 13.8 per game. The Huskies allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 116th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 109th and 117th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 180th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 178th place in the country. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 39th in Division 1.
Eastern Michigan averages 74.6 points per game this year which ranks them 128th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 226th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 257th in the nation. They average 35 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 198th and 209th respectively. In the turnover department the Eagles rank 120th with 12.6 per game. The Eagles allow 76.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 253rd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 167th and 171st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 249th and they give up 16.1 assists per contest which puts them in 328th place in the nation. The Eagles force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 66.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 102 and they assist on 41.6% 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 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Northern Illinois turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.3%. The Huskies give up 66.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Eagles score 80.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.2 points per game. The Eagles have a rating on offense of 107.7 and 48.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Eastern Michigan turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 13.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.7%. The Eagles give up 77 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-13 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 15-10 against the over/under
Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 8-13 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 11-10 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
Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +5
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