Northern Illinois at Iowa State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/4/2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
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The Northern Illinois Huskies head to Hilton Coliseum to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Monday, December 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa State as 16.5 point favorites.
Northern Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.3 as they are averaging 79.3 points per contest while giving up 71.0 per game. Iowa State has an overall record of 4-2. They are averaging 74.0 points per game and surrendering 72.2, good for a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 2-3 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 2-4 against the spread this season
The Iowa State Cyclones are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/14/17 F Jaylen Key Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
11/25/17 G Jakolby Long Concussion is "?"
Eugene German averages 19 points per contest while playing 29 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Levi Bradley averages 15.4 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Donovan Jackson scores 15.8 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 1.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 95%. Nick Weiler-Babb averages 14 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 37.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.5 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois averages 79.3 points per contest this year, which is 111th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 71st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 171st in Division 1. They average 35.5 boards per contest and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 221st and 260th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 318th with 11.4 per game. The Huskies allow 71.0 points per contest, which is 164th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 181st and 292nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 247th, and they allow 14.3 assists per game which puts them in 245th place in college basketball. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 270th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State is 202nd in the country with 74.0 points per contest this season. They are 193rd in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 185th in Division 1. They are 166th in the country in rebounding with 37.2 boards per contest and 247th in assists per game with 12.7. The Cyclones are 261st in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Cyclones give up 72.2 points per game, which ranks them 183rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 192nd and 235th in those defensive statistics. They rank 226th with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 135th with 34.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Cyclones are 59th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest this year.
The Huskies are 103rd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 98.3 is ranked 155th. In terms of pace they are 149th in the country with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 134th. As a team they are 126th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 336th in Division 1. Northern Illinois is 316th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 192nd in the nation.
Iowa State is 240th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 239th in the nation. The Cyclones are 179th in the country in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 222nd. In terms of pace they are 217th in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 202nd. As a team they are 206th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 170th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northern Illinois/Iowa State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +16.5
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