Northern Illinois Huskies vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Illinois (+15.5)
Savage Arena is the venue where and the Toledo Rockets (6-3) will play the Northern Illinois Huskies (1-5) on Tuesday. The spread on this game has Toledo as 15.5-point favorites. The total is set at 131.5.
Northern Illinois steps onto the hardwood with a record of 1-5 this season. They are averaging 60.0 points per outing (313th in the nation) while hitting 39.2% from the floor. The Huskies are hitting 23.9% on shots from beyond the arc (22 of 92) and 66.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Northern Illinois is pulling down 37.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 65 assists for the season, which ranks 228th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 15.2 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.5 personal fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Huskies are forcing their opponents into 10.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.3 personal fouls. They rank 300th in college basketball in allowing assists with 113 conceded this year. The Huskies defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (163 of 348) and they relinquish 35.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are relinquishing 38.4% on shots from downtown while they are 282nd in college basketball in points per game allowed (77.7).
The Northern Illinois Huskies stepped onto the hardwood against the Chicago State Cougars and went home with a win by a final score of 64-54 in their last contest. Northern Illinois ended with a 41.7% field goal percentage (25 out of 60) and made 3 of their 16 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Huskies knocked down 11 of 14 attempts for a rate of 78.6%. In regard to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 39 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 13 assists for this contest in addition to earning 7 steals and 4 blocks. In terms of defense, Northern Illinois allowed 41.7% from the floor on 25 out of 60. Chicago State recorded 11 assists and 4 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Cougars had 25 rebounds (4 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Chicago State finished the game at 75.0% from the charity stripe by making 6 of their 8 shots. They converted 8 of their 24 shots from 3-point range.
Trendon Hankerson is a guy who saw a lot of court time for the contest. He accumulated 12 points on 4 of 15 shooting. He played 36 mins and totaled 5 rebounds. Hankerson walked away from this one shooting 26.7% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. One more player that saw a lot of court time in this matchup for the Huskies was Tyler Cochran. He pulled down 12 rebounds and also earned 4 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor for the contest by going 7-of-14 (15 points). In all, Cochran was on the court for 34 min.
Toledo has a mark of 6-3 so far this season. The Rockets commit 15.4 personal fouls per game and they shoot 77.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 15.7 times per contest (77th in college hoops) and they turn it over 11.8 times per contest. Toledo has earned 675 pts for the season (75.0 per contest) and they average 38.6 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Rockets are hitting on 40.9% from the floor, which is ranked 292nd in the country. The Rockets are ranked 150th in D-1 in PPG given up with 68.6. They have allowed 13.3 assists and 35.7 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 198th and 184th in the nation. The Toledo defense concedes 28.5% on 3-pointers (59 of 207) and opponents are connecting on 71.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 12.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.4% from the field (195th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Toledo Rockets went home victorious with a score of 71-57 when they faced the Valparaiso Crusaders. The Rockets snagged 31 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in this matchup. They turned away 3 shots while earning 2 steals for this game. The Crusaders were called for 22 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 73.9%. Regarding shots from downtown, Toledo knocked down 10 of 31 attempts (32.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Rockets shot 22 out of 62 from the floor which had them shooting 35.5%. The Rockets permitted the Crusaders to bury 24 of their 58 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.4% for the contest. They finished 20.0% from distance by shooting 4 of 20 and ended up going 5 out of 8 at the free throw line (62.5%). In regard to attacking the glass, Toledo permitted Valparaiso to collect 30 overall (2 on the offensive glass).
Setric Millner ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Rockets for this contest. He made 5 of 11 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Millner pulled down 5 boards in his 37 mins and totaled 3 dimes in this matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Toledo was Marreon Jackson. He was able to score 18 points in 36 minutes on the court by way of 6 of 17 shooting in this contest. Jackson wrapped this one up going 35.3% from the floor while also contributing 5 dimes and 6 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toledo (-15.5) and over 131.5 points
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