Northern Illinois vs Buffalo NCAA Parlay 1/4/2020
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Alumni Arena in Amherst, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo -5.5
The Northern Illinois Huskies head to Alumni Arena to take on the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 5.5 point favorites.
Northern Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 68.5 points per contest while giving up 63.5 per game. Buffalo has an overall record of 9-4. They are averaging 80.8 points per game and surrendering 76.2, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 4-8-0 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 4-7-1 against the over/under this year
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 6-6-0 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 8-3-1 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lacey James averages 8.7 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 7.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. Eugene German comes into this game averaging 20.3 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Davonta Jordan averages 13.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes 5.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 55%. Jayvon Graves scores 17.0 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies allow 63.5 points per contest which is 64th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 78th and 59th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 120th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 140th place in D-1. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 46th in Division 1. Northern Illinois averages 68.5 points per contest, which is 255th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 306th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 130th in the nation. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 10.4 assists per game, which ranks them 56th and 329th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 258th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls give up 76.2 points per game, which ranks them 314th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 262nd and 179th in those defensive statistics. They rank 299th with 14.8 dimes allowed per game and 295th with 38.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 282nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest. Buffalo is 24th in the country with 80.8 points per contest this season. They are 151st in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 117th in the country. They are 14th in the nation in rebounding with 41.8 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 17.5. The Bulls are 77th in turnovers per contest with 14.9.
The Huskies are 204th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.6. In terms of pace they are 276th in the country with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 269th. As a team they are 281st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 113th in Division 1. Northern Illinois is 261st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 197th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 106.2, which is ranked 92nd. They are 17th in D-1 in pace with 76.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 127th. As a unit they are 173rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 104th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +5.5 and over 144 total points
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