Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Toledo Rockets travel to Convocation Center to play the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toledo as 1 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 13-13 and a road record of 2-9. They are 13-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-10. The Huskies have an overall record of 14-12 and a home record of 9-6. They have an over/under record of 14-9 and they are 11-12 against the spread.
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Jonathan Williams comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Steve Taylor averages 15.8 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game for Toledo. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 49%.
Marin Maric averages 13.1 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Aaric Armstead averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Toledo averages 80 points per contest this season which ranks them 38th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 80th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game which ranks them 127th and 38th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 230th with 13.8 per game. The Rockets allow 78.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 297th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 314th and 84th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 103rd and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 185th place in the country. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in Division 1.
Northern Illinois averages 69.3 points per game this year which ranks them 250th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 294th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 331st in the nation. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 10.1 assists per contest which ranks them 42nd and 342nd respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 294th with 14.6 per game. The Huskies allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 104th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 110th and 115th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 194th place in the nation. The Huskies force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in college basketball.
The Rockets average 79.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 111 and they assist on 57.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Toledo turns the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.3%. The Rockets give up 85.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 74.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 61.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -12.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.8 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 100.4 and 42.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Northern Illinois turns it over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.5%. The Huskies give up 73.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 13-11 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 14-10 against the over/under
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 11-12 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 14-9 against the over/under
Toledo Rockets Injuries
12/02/16 G Daniel Dzierzawski Dismissed dismissed from team
01/09/17 C Zach Garber Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/08/16 C Andrew Zelis Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +1
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