Bowling Green at Northern Illinois Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Bowling Green Falcons travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Northern Illinois Huskies on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Bowling Green as 4 point favorites.
Bowling Green comes into this game with an overall record of 20-11. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 78.2 points per game while giving up 72.8 per contest. Northern Illinois has an overall record of 15-16. They are averaging 73.7 points per game and surrendering 70.8, good for a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 16-12-1 against the spread
The Bowling Green Falcons are 17-12-0 against the over/under
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 17-13-0 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dylan Frye averages 12.5 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. Justin Turner comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Levi Bradley averages 14.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Eugene German averages 19.8 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 217th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 79th and 187th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 242nd, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest which puts them in 89th place in the NCAA. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 171st in the nation. Bowling Green averages 78.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 53rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 196th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 116th in D-1. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 5th and 217th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 252nd with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 167th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 145th and 227th in those defensive statistics. They rank 233rd with 13.7 assists allowed per contest, and 112th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 166th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. Northern Illinois is 143rd in the country with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 55th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 125th in the nation. They are 208th in the country in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game and 314th in assists per contest with 11.3. The Huskies are 272nd in turnovers per game with 11.9.
The Falcons are 113th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.8. In terms of pace they are 45th in the country with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 209th. As a team they are 220th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 250th in Division 1. Bowling Green is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Northern Illinois is 254th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies are 119th in the country in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 216th in Division 1 with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 112th. As a team they are 119th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 324th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Bowling Green/Northern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +4
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