Northern Illinois at Central Michigan NCAA Basketball Picks 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to McGuirk Arena to play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Central Michigan as 5 point favorites.
Northern Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 13-16. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 73.3 points per game while giving up 71.1 per contest. Central Michigan has an overall record of 20-9. They are averaging 82.4 points per game and surrendering 75.6, good for a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 14-13-0 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-15-0 against the over/under
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 16-9-1 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Levi Bradley averages 14.0 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Eugene German comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Shawn Roundtree averages 16.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Larry Austin averages 16.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 174th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 155th and 273rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 95th, and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 246th place in the NCAA. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in the nation. Northern Illinois averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 156th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 53rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 127th in D-1. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 219th and 298th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 245th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas surrender 75.6 points per contest, which ranks them 276th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 256th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 66th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 289th with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Chippewas are 304th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Central Michigan is 18th in the country with 82.4 points per game this year. They are 134th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 77th in the nation. They are 35th in the country in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game and 200th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Chippewas are 206th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Huskies have an offensive rating of 105.7, which is ranked 136th. They are 223rd in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 103rd. As a unit they are 115th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 320th in D-1. Northern Illinois is 209th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Central Michigan is 299th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Chippewas are 55th in the country in offensive rating with 109.9. In terms of pace they are 34th in Division 1 with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 132nd. As a team they are 127th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 215th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northern Illinois/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Central Michigan -5
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