Northern Illinois vs Bowling Green Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green -7
The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to Stroh Center to play the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Bowling Green as 7 point favorites.
Northern Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 9-8. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 67.7 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. Bowling Green has an overall record of 12-5. They are averaging 76.5 points per game and surrendering 72.6, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 5-10-1 against the over/under
Important Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 5-9-1 against the spread
The Bowling Green Falcons are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Eugene German comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Lacey James averages 9.1 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Daeqwon Plowden averages 13.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Dylan Frye averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois averages 67.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 273rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 310th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 159th in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 10.7 assists per game, which ranks them 39th and 323rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 254th with 12.7 per game. The Huskies allow 65.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 81st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 73rd and 50th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 154th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 149th place in Division 1. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 33rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Bowling Green is 70th in the country with 76.5 points per game this year. They are 226th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 212th in the nation. They are 27th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game, and 193rd in assists per contest with 13.1. The Falcons are 345th in turnovers per game with 10.6. The Falcons surrender 72.6 points per contest, which ranks them 258th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 124th and 293rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 132nd with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 308th with 38.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 117th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Huskies are 233rd in the nation in offensive rating with 99.1. In terms of pace they are 259th in the country with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 294th. As a team they are 308th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 158th in Division 1. Northern Illinois is 251st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Bowling Green is 349th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions. The Falcons have an offensive rating of 104.8, which is ranked 107th. They are 83rd in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 227th. As a unit they are 224th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 194th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northern Illinois/Bowling Green college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Bowling Green -7
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