Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to Millett Hall to play the Miami RedHawks on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 8-5 and a road record of 2-3. They are 5-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6. The RedHawks have an overall record of 7-6 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 5-5 and they are 6-4 against the spread.
Marin Maric comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Aaric Armstead averages 10.7 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Northern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 34% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Michael Weathers averages 19.2 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the RedHawks. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jake Wright averages 10.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Northern Illinois averages 68.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 250th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 298th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 333rd in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 9.8 assists per game which ranks them 68th and 340th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 205th with 14 per game. The Huskies allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 95th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 86th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 258th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 168th place in the country. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 37th in Division 1.
Miami averages 72.2 points per game this year which ranks them 182nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 241st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 248th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per contest which ranks them 186th and 301st respectively. In the turnover department the RedHawks rank 214th with 14.1 per game. The RedHawks allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 225th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 113th and 145th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.6 rebounds a game which ranks 312th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 123rd place in the nation. The RedHawks force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 62 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 58.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 102.3 and they assist on 43.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.7 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 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.6%. The Huskies give up 65 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The RedHawks score 72.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.4 points per game. The RedHawks have a rating on offense of 98.4 and 44.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Miami turns it over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.2%. The RedHawks give up 70.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 5-5 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 4-6 against the over/under
Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 6-4 against the spread
The Miami RedHawks are 5-5 against the over/under
Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
12/16/16 G Laytwan Porter Suspension out indefinitely
11/08/16 C Andrew Zelis Knee out for season
Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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