Miami vs Northern Illinois Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 3/12/2020
Game: Miami Redhawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Illinois -2.5
The Miami Redhawks travel to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to play the Northern Illinois Huskies on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Northern Illinois as 2.5 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 12-19. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 70.5 points per game while giving up 70.8 per contest. Northern Illinois has an overall record of 18-13. They are averaging 66.8 points per game and surrendering 64.5, good for a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Miami Redhawks Betting Trends
The Miami Redhawks are 13-17-0 against the spread
The Miami Redhawks are 10-19-0 against the over/under
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 14-15-1 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 10-19-1 against the over/under
Key Miami Redhawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nike Sibande comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Dalonte Brown averages 9.5 points per game in 22.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Eugene German averages 20.5 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Lacey James averages 8.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 70.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 202nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 253rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 158th in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 168th and 259th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 312th with 11.4 per game. The RedHawks allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 216th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 218th and 289th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 289th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 67th place in Division 1. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois is 293rd in the country with 66.8 points per game this year. They are 295th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 128th in the nation. They are 42nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game, and 343rd in assists per contest with 10.0. The Huskies are 292nd in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Huskies surrender 64.5 points per contest, which ranks them 42nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 45th and 50th in those defensive statistics. They rank 89th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 143rd with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 45th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game.
The RedHawks have an offensive rating of 101.9, which is ranked 172nd. They are 182nd in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 212th. As a unit they are 230th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 81st in D-1. Miami is 308th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Northern Illinois is 276th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 100.4, which is ranked 200th. They are 312th in D-1 in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 287th. As a unit they are 308th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 210th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Northern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Northern Illinois -2.5
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