Northern Illinois at Kent State College Basketball Betting Tips 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
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The Northern Illinois Huskies head to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 2.5 point favorites.
Northern Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-7. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 78.6 points per contest while giving up 72.0 per game. Kent State has an overall record of 13-4. They are averaging 76.2 points per game and surrendering 71.5, good for a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 10-5-0 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 9-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-7-0 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 9-5-1 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/06/19 F Danny Pippen Knee is out for season
Eugene German comes into this game averaging 20.6 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Levi Bradley averages 15.9 points per contest in 28.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jaylin Walker scores 21.8 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Jalen Avery averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois averages 78.6 points per contest, which is 72nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 37th in the nation. They average 35.8 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 182nd and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 258th with 12.4 per game. The Huskies allow 72.0 points per contest, which is 197th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 213th and 297th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 15.1 assists per game which puts them in 296th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 88th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State is 118th in the nation with 76.2 points per contest this season. They are 209th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 90th in the NCAA. They are 207th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 114th in assists per game with 14.5. The Golden Flashes are 304th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Golden Flashes give up 71.5 points per game, which ranks them 183rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 228th and 179th in those defensive statistics. They rank 224th with 13.6 dimes allowed per game and 189th with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Flashes are 218th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Huskies have an offensive rating of 112.6, which is ranked 37th. They are 274th in college basketball in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 16th. As a unit they are 33rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 311th in D-1. Northern Illinois is 231st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Kent State is 313th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Flashes are 89th in the country in offensive rating with 108.4. In terms of pace they are 182nd in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 190th. As a team they are 181st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 148th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northern Illinois/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +2.5
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