Northern Illinois Huskies vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Illinois (+32.5)
The Iowa Hawkeyes (4-0) play the Northern Illinois Huskies (0-4) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday. Northern Illinois opens this matchup as 32.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 151.5.
Northern Illinois steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 0-4 on the campaign. The Huskies are connecting on 27.9% on shots from beyond the arc (17 of 61) and 67.6% from the charity stripe. They average 60.8 points per game (287th in college basketball) while hitting 40.1% from the floor. They are giving up possession 15.8 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.5 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Northern Illinois is pulling in 35.5 rebounds per game and has 42 dimes this season, which has them ranked 228th in D-1 in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Huskies are able to force 9.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. The Huskies defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.3% (102 of 225) and they surrender 35.0 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 269th in the nation in giving up assists with 73 surrendered this year. They give up 39.1% on three-point shots and they are 246th in college basketball in PPG allowed (76.5).
The Northern Illinois Huskies faced the Ball State Cardinals and ended up losing by a score of 79-70 in their last contest. Northern Illinois finished the contest with a 41.7% FG percentage (25 of 60) and buried 5 of 19 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Huskies converted 15 of 21 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. When discussing rebounding, they compiled 33 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 10 assists for this contest as well as getting 3 steals and 2 rejections. With regard to defense, Northern Illinois let their opponent shoot 41.7% from the floor on 25 of 60. Ball State distributed 13 dimes and 4 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Cardinals totaled 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Ball State ended up shooting 64.1% when shooting free throws by converting 25 of their 39 tries. They also knocked down 10 of 29 attempts from 3-point land.
Trendon Hankerson is one player who played a role in this game. He was able to score 18 points on 7 of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 44 minutes and totaled 5 rebounds. Hankerson finished 35.0% from the floor and also recorded 3 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of action in this game for the Huskies was Darius Beane. He grabbed 5 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished shooting 41.2% from the floor in this game by shooting 7-of-17 (18 points). In all, Beane was on the court for 42 minutes.
Iowa has a win-loss record of 4-0 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Hawkeyes are connecting on 48.7% from the field, which is 97th in college basketball. Iowa has accounted for 392 pts for the season (98.0 per contest) and they pull down 43.8 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 23.8 times per game (2nd in the country) and they are turning it over 10.3 times per game. The Hawkeyes are responsible for committing 16.8 fouls every game and they go 73.8% from the free throw line. The Hawkeyes on defense are ranked 162nd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 70.3. They are forcing their opponents into 15.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.0% from the floor (79th in D-1). The Iowa defense gives up 29.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (25 of 86) and their opposition makes 66.7% of their foul shots. They concede 16.0 assists and 40.3 boards per contest, which has them ranked 263rd and 265th in D-1.
For their last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes got the victory with a final of 93-80 when they faced the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Hawkeyes were able to collect 21 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in this game. They turned away 5 attempts while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Tar Heels earned 18 fouls in the game which took the Hawkeyes to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a rate of 57.1%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Iowa made 17 out of 40 tries (42.5%). Overall, the Hawkeyes went 34 for 76 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.7%. The Hawkeyes allowed the Tar Heels to bury 31 out of 65 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.7% for this game. They shot 40.0% from three-point range by going 6 out of 15 and ended up going 12 of 20 at the charity stripe (60.0%). Concerning rebounds, Iowa allowed North Carolina to collect 44 overall (13 offensive).
Luka Garza ended up playing a lot for the Hawkeyes for the contest. He converted 6 out of 20 for the game for a rate of 30.0%, which had him finishing with 16 points. Garza collected 14 boards in his 35 mins played and tallied 2 dimes for the game. An additional guy who saw a lot of action for Iowa was CJ Fredrick. He was able to score 21 points in his 34 minutes played by way of 8 out of 11 from the floor in this matchup. Fredrick ended up shooting 72.7% from the field and also totaling 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Iowa (-32.5) and under 151.5 points
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