Northern Illinois vs Kent State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Kent State -9
The Northern Illinois Huskies head to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 9 point favorites.
Northern Illinois heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-9. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 67.5 points per contest while giving up 65.1 per game. Kent State has an overall record of 13-5. They are averaging 79.0 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 10.3.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 7-10-0 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 5-11-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-7-1 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-7-1 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lacey James averages 9.1 points per contest in 27.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 7.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%. Eugene German comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Danny Pippen averages 13.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Antonio Williams scores 14.2 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies allow 65.1 points per contest which is 81st in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 40th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 179th, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 118th place in D-1. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 31st in Division 1. Northern Illinois averages 67.5 points per contest, which is 277th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 310th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 167th in the nation. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 10.5 assists per game, which ranks them 44th and 328th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 247th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes give up 68.7 points per game, which ranks them 172nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 80th and 220th in those defensive statistics. They rank 173rd with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 168th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Flashes are 240th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest. Kent State is 28th in the country with 79.0 points per contest this season. They are 65th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 69th in the country. They are 141st in the nation in rebounding with 36.7 boards per contest and 63rd in assists per game with 14.9. The Golden Flashes are 290th in turnovers per contest with 12.1.
The Huskies are 238th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.9. In terms of pace they are 260th in the country with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 298th. As a team they are 310th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 160th in Division 1. Northern Illinois is 249th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Kent State is 306th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Flashes are 35th in the country in offensive rating with 109.4. In terms of pace they are 109th in Division 1 with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 49th. As a team they are 56th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 101st in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +9 and over 135 total points
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