Ohio vs Northern Illinois predictions 1/28/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Illinois -3
The Ohio Bobcats head to NIU Convocation Center to take on the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 3 point favorites.
Ohio heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-10. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 71.9 points per contest while giving up 70.0 per game. Northern Illinois has an overall mark of 11-9. They are averaging 67.5 points per contest and giving up 64.6, which is a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 8-10-0 against the spread this season
The Ohio Bobcats are 11-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 8-10-1 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 6-12-1 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
01/27/20 G Connor Murrell Hernia is questionable Tuesday vs No Illinois
01/09/20 F Marvin Price Personal is out for season
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jason Preston comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 37.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Ben Vander Plas averages 15.4 points per contest in 32.3 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Eugene German scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Lacey James averages 9.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.5 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio averages 71.9 points per contest, which is 159th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 100th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 90th in the nation. They average 35.6 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 189th and 56th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 189th with 13.2 per game. The Bobcats allow 70.0 points per contest, which is 201st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 201st and 195th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 97th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 115th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois is 279th in the nation with 67.5 points per contest this season. They are 311th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 165th in the NCAA. They are 23rd in D-1 in rebounding with 40.1 boards per contest and 329th in assists per game with 10.5. The Huskies are 258th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Huskies give up 64.6 points per game, which ranks them 64th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 42nd and 33rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 113th with 11.7 dimes allowed per game and 160th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 22nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year.
The Bobcats are 123rd in the nation in offensive rating with 104.2. In terms of pace they are 224th in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 70th. As a team they are 103rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 74th in Division 1. Ohio is 169th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Northern Illinois is 255th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 99.5, which is ranked 225th. They are 272nd in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 299th. As a unit they are 314th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 178th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio/Northern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio +3
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