Central Michigan vs Northern Illinois Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/22/2020
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Illinois -4
The Central Michigan Chippewas head to NIU Convocation Center to take on the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 4 point favorites.
Central Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 13-12. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 80.2 points per game while giving up 75.9 per contest. Northern Illinois has an overall mark of 15-11. They are averaging 66.2 points per contest and giving up 63.4, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 11-11-0 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 11-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-12-1 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 6-18-1 against the over/under this year
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dallas Morgan comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while playing 26.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 77%. David DiLeo averages 14.4 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 5.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Eugene German scores 20.1 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Lacey James averages 9.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.0 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan averages 80.2 points per contest, which is 12th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 163rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 176th in the nation. They average 36.9 boards per contest and 11.8 assists per game, which ranks them 108th and 280th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 205th with 12.9 per game. The Chippewas allow 75.9 points per contest, which is 314th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 314th and 329th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 278th, and they allow 13.9 assists per game which puts them in 273rd place in the country. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois is 303rd in the nation with 66.2 points per contest this season. They are 302nd in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 162nd in the NCAA. They are 35th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.1 boards per contest and 341st in assists per game with 9.9. The Huskies are 281st in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Huskies give up 63.4 points per game, which ranks them 35th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 31st and 32nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 91st with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 142nd with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 37th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 105.9, which is ranked 92nd. They are 10th in college basketball in pace with 75.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 159th. As a unit they are 136th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 163rd in D-1. Central Michigan is 300th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Northern Illinois is 266th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 99.5, which is ranked 222nd. They are 305th in D-1 in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 295th. As a unit they are 313th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 207th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Northern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Central Michigan +4
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