Bowling Green at Northern Illinois College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
NIU Convocation Center
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The Bowling Green Falcons travel to NIU Convocation Center to play the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 1.5 point favorites.
Bowling Green heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-7. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 79.8 points per contest while giving up 78.2 per game. Northern Illinois has an overall mark of 9-10. They are averaging 73.4 points per contest and giving up 73.9, which is a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 6-6 against the spread this season
The Bowling Green Falcons are 6-5 against the over/under this year
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 7-8 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 7-8 against the over/under this year
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
11/10/17 F Matiss Kulackovskis Knee is out for season
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/14/17 F Jaylen Key Shoulder is out indefinitely
Demajeo Wiggins averages 14 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Justin Turner averages 16.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Levi Bradley averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Eugene German averages 19.5 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons allow 78.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 306th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 204th and 271st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 287th, and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 260th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 176th in college basketball. Bowling Green averages 79.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 56th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 253rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 74th in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 48th and 134th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 183rd with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies surrender 73.9 points per contest, which ranks them 228th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 270th and 251st in those defensive statistics. They rank 282nd with 14.9 assists allowed per contest, and 226th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 228th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season. Northern Illinois is 196th in Division 1 with 73.4 points per game this year. They are 157th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 227th in the nation. They are 219th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game and 345th in assists per contest with 10.2. The Huskies are 273rd in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Falcons are 222nd in the country in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 149th. They are 36th in college basketball in pace with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 228th. As a unit they are 184th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 217th in D-1. Bowling Green is 269th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 210th in the country.
Northern Illinois is 272nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 281st in Division 1. The Huskies are 251st in the nation in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 190th. They are 158th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 233rd. As a unit they are 214th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 331st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bowling Green/Northern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northern Illinois -1.5
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