Miami vs Northern Illinois Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Illinois -4.5
The Miami RedHawks head to NIU Convocation Center to take on the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 4.5 point favorites.
Miami heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-11. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 74.6 points per contest while giving up 72.9 per game. Northern Illinois has an overall record of 12-9. They are averaging 67.1 points per game and surrendering 64.3, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 6-12-0 against the spread this season
The Miami RedHawks are 10-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 8-11-1 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 6-13-1 against the over/under this year
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nike Sibande comes into this game averaging 14.1 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Dalonte Brown averages 12.1 points per contest in 25.1 minutes per game. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 6.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Eugene German scores 19.5 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% 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 26.8 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
Miami averages 74.6 points per contest, which is 99th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 171st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 73rd in the nation. They average 36.2 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 150th and 196th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 296th with 11.9 per game. The RedHawks allow 72.9 points per contest, which is 266th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 231st and 323rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 280th, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 82nd place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 103rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois is 285th in the nation with 67.1 points per contest this season. They are 310th 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 143rd in the NCAA. They are 25th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.0 boards per contest and 329th in assists per game with 10.4. The Huskies are 271st in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Huskies give up 64.3 points per game, which ranks them 60th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 41st and 36th in those defensive statistics. They rank 103rd with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 151st with 34.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 21st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per contest this year.
The RedHawks have an offensive rating of 105.7, which is ranked 93rd. They are 128th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 116th. As a unit they are 130th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 90th in D-1. Miami is 303rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Northern Illinois is 256th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 99.7, which is ranked 221st. They are 282nd in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 293rd. As a unit they are 310th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 185th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Northern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +4.5
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