Northern Illinois vs Eastern Michigan Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/25/2020
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Michigan -3
The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to EMU Convocation Center to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Eastern Michigan as 3 point favorites.
Northern Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 16-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 66.8 points per game while giving up 64.1 per contest. Eastern Michigan has an overall record of 15-12. They are averaging 64.9 points per game and surrendering 62.2, good for a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-13-1 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 7-18-1 against the over/under
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 13-10-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 7-16-0 against the over/under
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lacey James averages 9.1 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Eugene German comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Boubacar Toure averages 11.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 44%. Ty Groce averages 11.4 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies allow 64.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 35th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 150th, and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 86th place in the NCAA. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 33rd in the nation. Northern Illinois averages 66.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 294th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 295th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 146th in D-1. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 10.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 35th and 342nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 283rd with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles surrender 62.2 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 60th and 253rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 259th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest, and 183rd with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 337th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per game. Eastern Michigan is 316th in the country with 64.9 points per game this year. They are 211th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 339th in the nation. They are 233rd in the country in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game and 345th in assists per contest with 9.7. The Eagles are 41st in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Huskies are 214th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.8. In terms of pace they are 302nd in the country with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 291st. As a team they are 309th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 223rd in Division 1. Northern Illinois is 275th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Eastern Michigan is 27th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 95.3, which is ranked 306th. They are 239th in D-1 in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 255th. As a unit they are 271st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 194th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northern Illinois/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan -3
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