Kent State Golden Flashes vs Northern Illinois Huskies Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/8/2020
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date: Friday, February, 7 2020
Location: NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Illinois +1
The Kent State Golden Flashes head to NIU Convocation Center to take on the Northern Illinois Huskies on Friday. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 1 point favorites.
Kent State heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-7. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 76.8 points per contest while giving up 68.6 per game. Northern Illinois has an overall record of 14-9. They are averaging 67.2 points per game and surrendering 63.8, good for a point differential of 3.4.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 10-10-1 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 10-10-1 against the over/under this year
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 10-11-1 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 6-15-1 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
02/06/20 G Giovanni Santiago Concussion is questionable Friday vs No Illinois
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Antonio Williams averages 13.8 points per contest in 29.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%. Danny Pippen comes into this game averaging 14.0 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per night. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Lacey James averages 9.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Eugene German scores 19.8 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes allow 68.6 points per contest which is 156th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 68th and 228th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 227th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 167th place in D-1. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 255th in Division 1. Kent State averages 76.8 points per contest, which is 52nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 97th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 92nd in the nation. They average 36.3 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 118th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 288th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies give up 63.8 points per game, which ranks them 48th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 31st and 40th in those defensive statistics. They rank 102nd with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 141st with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 23rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per contest. Northern Illinois is 286th in the country with 67.2 points per contest this season. They are 292nd in D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 3.4. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 131st in the country. They are 31st in the nation in rebounding with 39.6 boards per contest and 332nd in assists per game with 10.3. The Huskies are 265th in turnovers per contest with 12.3.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 107.9, which is ranked 59th. They are 134th in college basketball in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 70th. As a unit they are 93rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 105th in D-1. Kent State is 300th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 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 100.2, which is ranked 207th. They are 291st in D-1 in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 285th. As a unit they are 299th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 198th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kent State -1 and over 132.5 total points
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks