Northern Illinois at Western Michigan NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/12/2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to University Arena to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has NIU as 3 point favorites.
Northern Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 12-12. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 74.7 points per game while giving up 70.9 per contest. Western Michigan has an overall record of 6-17. They are averaging 70.7 points per game and surrendering 76.4, good for a point differential of -5.8.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 9-13-0 against the over/under
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 8-12-2 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 13-9-0 against the over/under
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
02/09/19 G Eugene German Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
11/20/18 G Bryce Moore Knee is out for season
11/09/18 G Jason Whitens Knee is out for season
Dante Thorpe comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Levi Bradley averages 14.4 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Michael Flowers averages 16.4 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Seth Dugan averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.0 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois averages 74.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 138th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 106th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 172nd and 282nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 225th with 12.7 per game. The Huskies allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 171st in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 130th and 245th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 54th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 257th place in Division 1. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 103rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan is 236th in the country with 70.7 points per game this year. They are 267th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -5.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 274th in the nation. They are 100th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game, and 303rd in assists per contest with 11.7. The Broncos are 39th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Broncos surrender 76.4 points per contest, which ranks them 287th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 197th and 314th in those defensive statistics. They rank 283rd with 14.6 assists allowed per contest and 208th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 10th in country in forcing turnovers with 10.4 per game.
The Huskies have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 112th. They are 230th in college basketball in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 74th. As a unit they are 86th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 322nd in D-1. Northern Illinois is 191st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Western Michigan is 41st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 99.6, which is ranked 273rd. They are 160th in D-1 in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 264th. As a unit they are 244th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 116th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northern Illinois/Western Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Western Michigan +3
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