Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The Western Michigan Broncos head to Convocation Center to take on the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 2 point favorites.
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The Broncos come into this game with an overall record of 13-15 and a road record of 2-9. They are 17-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-10. The Huskies have an overall record of 15-14 and a home record of 9-7. They have an over/under record of 16-10 and they are 12-14 against the spread.
Thomas Wilder comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Broncos. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Tucker Haymond averages 14.7 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Marin Maric averages 13.8 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Aaric Armstead averages 9.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Western Michigan averages 75.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 106th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 111th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 54th in the country. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 239th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 88th with 12.2 per game. The Broncos allow 76.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 264th in the nation. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 341st and 289th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 268th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 161st in Division 1.
Northern Illinois averages 70.5 points per game this year which ranks them 230th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 254th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 332nd in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per contest which ranks them 52nd and 334th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 242nd with 13.8 per game. The Huskies allow 71 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 128th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 122nd and 118th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 191st place in the nation. The Huskies force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 54th in college basketball.
The Broncos average 68.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.7 per contest. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 107.2 and they assist on 47.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Western Michigan turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.1%. The Broncos give up 78.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 74.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 79 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.2 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 102.1 and 41.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.2 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 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Northern Illinois turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.4%. The Huskies give up 74.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 17-8 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 15-10 against the over/under
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-14 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 16-10 against the over/under
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
Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/08/16 C Andrew Zelis Knee out for season
02/17/17 G Marshawn Wilson Disciplinary has left team
Josh's Pick: Take Western Michigan +2
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