Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ball State Cardinals Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/11/2020
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: John E. Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State -8
The Northern Illinois Huskies head to John E. Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 8 point favorites.
Northern Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 15-9. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 66.8 points per game while giving up 63.4 per contest. Ball State has an overall mark of 13-10. They are averaging 69.7 points per contest and giving up 61.9, which is a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 11-11-1 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 6-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 12-10-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 6-15-1 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Eugene German comes into this game averaging 20.1 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Lacey James averages 9.0 points per contest in 27.3 minutes per game. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 8.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Tahjai Teague scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 58%. Ishmael El-Amin averages 13.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois averages 66.8 points per contest, which is 288th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 297th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 132nd in the nation. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 10.4 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 333rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 273rd with 12.2 per game. The Huskies allow 63.4 points per contest, which is 35th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 154th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 102nd place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State is 225th in the nation with 69.7 points per contest this season. They are 243rd in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 170th in the NCAA. They are 174th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.7 boards per contest and 119th in assists per game with 13.9. The Cardinals are 238th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Cardinals give up 61.9 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 74th and 87th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 10.0 dimes allowed per game and 155th with 34.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 256th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Huskies are 213th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.9. In terms of pace they are 298th in the country with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 289th. As a team they are 311th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 208th in Division 1. Northern Illinois is 260th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Ball State is 221st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 100.3, which is ranked 201st. They are 177th in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 154th. As a unit they are 200th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northern Illinois/Ball State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +8
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