Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Convocation Center to play the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Northern Illinois as 2.5 point favorites.
Eastern Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 13-15. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 70.0 points per game while giving up 69.9 per contest. Northern Illinois has an overall record of 13-15. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 71.0, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 9-15-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 13-11-0 against the over/under
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 11-15-0 against the over/under
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elijah Minnie averages 13.9 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Paul Jackson comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 1.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Levi Bradley averages 14.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Eugene German averages 19.8 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 141st in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 137th and 171st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 176th, and they give up 17.0 assists per contest which puts them in 344th place in the NCAA. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in the nation. Eastern Michigan averages 70.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 260th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 124th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 342nd in D-1. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 132nd and 286th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 91st with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies surrender 71.0 points per contest, which ranks them 169th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 149th and 258th in those defensive statistics. They rank 259th with 14.0 assists allowed per contest, and 80th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 145th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game. Northern Illinois is 156th in the country with 73.5 points per game this year. They are 48th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 126th in the nation. They are 202nd in the country in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game and 304th in assists per contest with 11.5. The Huskies are 237th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Eagles are 196th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.8. In terms of pace they are 286th in the country with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 200th. As a team they are 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 260th in Division 1. Eastern Michigan is 80th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Northern Illinois is 201st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies are 138th in the country in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 225th in Division 1 with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 99th. As a team they are 114th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 321st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/Northern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Northern Illinois -2.5
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