Eastern Michigan vs Northern Illinois Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Illinois -6.5
The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to NIU Convocation Center to play the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Northern Illinois as 6.5 point favorites.
Eastern Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 10-5. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 66.4 points per game while giving up 62.1 per contest. Northern Illinois has an overall record of 8-7. They are averaging 68.7 points per game and surrendering 64.3, good for a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 4-9-1 against the over/under
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ty Groce comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Yeikson Montero averages 9.9 points per game in 23.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Eugene German averages 20.7 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Lacey James averages 9.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan averages 66.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 300th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 256th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 288th in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game, which ranks them 230th and 316th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 38th with 15.9 per game. The Eagles allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 125th and 330th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 154th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 229th place in Division 1. They force 19.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 345th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois is 245th in the country with 68.7 points per game this year. They are 271st in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 112th in the nation. They are 63rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game, and 328th in assists per contest with 10.4. The Huskies are 239th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Huskies surrender 64.3 points per contest, which ranks them 76th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 60th and 44th in those defensive statistics. They rank 134th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 131st with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 35th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game.
The Eagles are 280th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.9. In terms of pace they are 226th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 260th. As a team they are 254th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 165th in Division 1. Eastern Michigan is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions.
Northern Illinois is 228th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 100.7, which is ranked 201st. They are 272nd in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 231st. As a unit they are 265th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 142nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/Northern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northern Illinois -6.5
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