Buffalo at Northern Illinois Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/22/2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Convocation Center to play the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 9 point favorites.
Buffalo heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.4 as they are averaging 85.1 points per contest while giving up 69.7 per game. Northern Illinois has an overall mark of 10-8. They are averaging 78.0 points per contest and giving up 72.3, which is a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-5-1 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 10-6-0 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jeremy Harris averages 15.0 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. C.J. Massinburg comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Levi Bradley averages 15.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Eugene German averages 20.7 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 130th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 75th and 89th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd, and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the NCAA. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 314th in the nation. Buffalo averages 85.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 96th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 172nd in D-1. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 315th with 11.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies surrender 72.3 points per contest, which ranks them 206th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 216th and 282nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 292nd with 14.9 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 30.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 75th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game. Northern Illinois is 75th in the country with 78.0 points per game this year. They are 14th in the D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 54th in the nation. They are 190th in the country in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game and 220th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Huskies are 253rd in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Bulls are 18th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.1. In terms of pace they are 53rd in the country with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 82nd. As a team they are 95th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 76th in Division 1. Buffalo is 342nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions.
Northern Illinois is 229th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies are 42nd in the country in offensive rating with 111.9. In terms of pace they are 268th in Division 1 with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 25th. As a team they are 42nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 310th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Northern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +9
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