Northern Illinois at Michigan State College Basketball Parlay 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Northern Illinois Huskies head to Breslin Student Events Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 20.5 point favorites.
Northern Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 81.6 points per contest while giving up 72.2 per game. Michigan State has an overall mark of 10-2. They are averaging 87.6 points per contest and giving up 69.1, which is a point differential of 18.5.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 7-3-0 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 8-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 8-4-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 7-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Levi Bradley averages 16.3 points per contest in 27.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%. Eugene German comes into this game averaging 21.0 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Nick Ward averages 16.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 21.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Cassius Winston scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.4 rebounds per contest and has 7.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies allow 72.2 points per contest which is 198th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 209th and 307th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 15.3 assists per game which puts them in 302nd place in D-1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in Division 1. Northern Illinois averages 81.6 points per contest, which is 45th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 36th in the nation. They average 35.8 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 203rd and 138th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 248th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans give up 69.1 points per game, which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 199th in those defensive statistics. They rank 86th with 11.7 dimes allowed per game and 75th with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 20th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per contest. Michigan State is 9th in the country with 87.6 points per contest this season. They are 14th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 18.5. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the country. They are 6th in the nation in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 21.1. The Spartans are 238th in turnovers per contest with 12.8.
The Huskies have an offensive rating of 115.7, which is ranked 23rd. They are 260th in college basketball in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 8th. As a unit they are 13th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 313th in D-1. Northern Illinois is 222nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 288th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans are 5th in the country in offensive rating with 119.4. In terms of pace they are 102nd in Division 1 with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 14th. As a team they are 15th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 230th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +20.5 and over 154 total points
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