Central Michigan at Northern Illinois College Basketball Picks and Tips 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Convocation Center to play the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Northern Illinois as 6 point favorites.
Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.3 as they are averaging 87.7 points per contest while giving up 76.4 per game. Northern Illinois has an overall mark of 10-6. They are averaging 79.2 points per contest and giving up 71.6, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 9-4-0 against the over/under
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 10-4-0 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 9-5-0 against the over/under
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Shawn Roundtree averages 15.7 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Larry Austin comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 55%.
Levi Bradley averages 15.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Eugene German averages 21.1 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas allow 76.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 277th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 197th and 75th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 294th, and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 56th place in the NCAA. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 301st in the nation. Central Michigan averages 87.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 63rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 136th in D-1. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 37th and 170th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 240th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies surrender 71.6 points per contest, which ranks them 189th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 198th and 273rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 285th with 14.9 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 30.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 74th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. Northern Illinois is 66th in the country with 79.2 points per game this year. They are 7th in the D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 35th in the nation. They are 190th in the country in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game and 194th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Huskies are 275th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 113.5, which is ranked 29th. They are 43rd in college basketball in pace with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 69th. As a unit they are 86th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 192nd in D-1. Central Michigan is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Northern Illinois is 259th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies are 30th in the country in offensive rating with 113.5. In terms of pace they are 285th in Division 1 with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 16th. As a team they are 26th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 308th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Northern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northern Illinois -6
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