Northern Illinois at Central Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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The Northern Illinois Huskies head to McGuirk Arena to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Central Michigan as 6 point favorites.
Northern Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-11. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 74.3 points per contest while giving up 73.6 per game. Central Michigan has an overall mark of 12-8. They are averaging 77.5 points per contest and giving up 69.9, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 8-8 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 9-8 against the over/under this year
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 10-6 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 8-8 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/14/17 F Jaylen Key Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Eugene German averages 19.6 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Levi Bradley averages 14.1 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Shawn Roundtree scores 15 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Cecil Williams averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois averages 74.3 points per contest this year, which is 168th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 109th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 206th in Division 1. They average 34.7 boards per contest and 10.2 assists per game, which ranks them 229th and 345th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 295th with 11.9 per game. The Huskies allow 73.6 points per contest, which is 222nd in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 272nd and 256th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd, and they allow 14.6 assists per game which puts them in 269th place in college basketball. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 206th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan is 91st in the country with 77.5 points per contest this season. They are 247th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 231st in Division 1. They are 94th in the country in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 215th in assists per game with 13.1. The Chippewas are 274th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Chippewas give up 69.9 points per game, which ranks them 124th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 79th and 146th in those defensive statistics. They rank 108th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 170th with 34.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Chippewas are 218th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Huskies are 138th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 255th. In terms of pace they are 188th in the country with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 193rd. As a team they are 172nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 332nd in Division 1. Northern Illinois is 284th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 290th in the nation.
Central Michigan is 282nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 124th in Division 1. The Chippewas are 115th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.3, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 73rd. They are 186th in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 176th. As a unit they are 121st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northern Illinois/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +6
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