Northern Illinois at Bowling Green College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to Stroh Center to play the Bowling Green Falcons on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Bowling Green as 2.5 point favorites.
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Northern Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-7. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 75.5 points per contest while giving up 73.1 per game. Bowling Green has an overall record of 10-5. They are averaging 81.1 points per game and surrendering 79.6, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 6-5 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Important Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 3-5 against the spread this season
The Bowling Green Falcons are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/14/17 F Jaylen Key Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
11/10/17 F Matiss Kulackovskis Knee is out for season
01/07/18 G Dylan Frye Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs No Illinois
Eugene German averages 19.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 71%. Levi Bradley averages 14.6 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Justin Turner averages 16.2 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Dylan Frye averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois averages 75.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 158th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 125th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 164th in the country. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game, which ranks them 198th and 332nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 308th with 11.7 per game. The Huskies allow 73.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 241st and 245th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 237th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 260th place in college basketball. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 239th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Bowling Green is 52nd in the country with 81.1 points per game this year. They are 268th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 80th in college basketball. They are 48th in the nation in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game, and 134th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Falcons are 275th in turnovers per game with 12.3. The Falcons surrender 79.6 points per contest, which ranks them 317th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 237th and 268th in those defensive statistics. They rank 293rd with 15.3 assists allowed per contest and 306th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 187th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Huskies are 146th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 103 is ranked 224th. In terms of pace they are 169th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 206th. As a team they are 197th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 335th in Division 1. Northern Illinois is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 259th in the nation.
Bowling Green is 323rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 241st in the nation. The Falcons are 147th in the country in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 250th. In terms of pace they are 40th in Division 1 with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 244th. As a team they are 219th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 222nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northern Illinois/Bowling Green college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Bowling Green -2.5
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