Northern Illinois at Ohio College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to Convocation Center to play the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio as 3 point favorites.
Northern Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-6. They currently have a point differential of 6.5 as they are averaging 79.9 points per contest while giving up 73.4 per game. Ohio has an overall record of 8-4. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 73.0, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 8-3-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 3-8-0 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Levi Bradley averages 16.0 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Eugene German comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Teyvion Kirk averages 15.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 61%. Jason Carter averages 18.0 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 222nd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 238th and 329th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd, and they give up 16.0 assists per contest which puts them in 324th place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in the nation. Northern Illinois averages 79.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 62nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 57th in D-1. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 188th and 165th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 265th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bobcats surrender 73.0 points per contest, which ranks them 215th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 182nd and 172nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 232nd with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 57th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bobcats are 249th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game. Ohio is 177th in the country with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 173rd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 331st in the nation. They are 32nd in the country in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game and 111th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Bobcats are 10th in turnovers per game with 17.0.
The Huskies have an offensive rating of 113.2, which is ranked 41st. They are 245th in college basketball in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 23rd. As a unit they are 40th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 315th in D-1. Northern Illinois is 264th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio is 28th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bobcats are 282nd in the country in offensive rating with 98.3. In terms of pace they are 42nd in Division 1 with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 250th. As a team they are 258th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 319th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northern Illinois/Ohio college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio -3
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks