Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to University Arena to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 3 point favorites.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 14-10 and a road record of 5-5. They are 11-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-9. The Broncos have an overall record of 8-15 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 12-8 and they are 12-8 against the spread.
Marin Maric comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 7.5 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 9.8 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Northern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Thomas Wilder averages 18.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Broncos. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Tucker Haymond averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Northern Illinois averages 69.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 256th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 286th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 332nd in the country. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per game which ranks them 43rd and 337th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 288th with 14.6 per game. The Huskies allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 107th and 104th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 174th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 173rd place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 31st in Division 1.
Western Michigan averages 74.9 points per game this year which ranks them 124th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 110th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 51st in the nation. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 268th and 176th respectively. In the turnover department the Broncos rank 121st with 12.7 per game. The Broncos allow 78.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 303rd in the country. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 345th and 330th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 49th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 300th place in the nation. The Broncos force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 63.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.7 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 100.9 and they assist on 42.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.8 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 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.7%. The Huskies give up 65.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Broncos score 84.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 81.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8 points per game. The Broncos have a rating on offense of 105.9 and 47.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.4 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 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Western Michigan turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.8%. The Broncos give up 76.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 11-10 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-9 against the over/under
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 12-8 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 12-8 against the over/under
Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/08/16 C Andrew Zelis Knee out for season
Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
12/12/16 G Joeviair Kennedy Legal problems dismissed from team
11/30/16 G Ryan Wade Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Western Michigan -3
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