Northern Illinois vs Western Michigan Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: University Arena in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Western Michigan -1
The Northern Illinois Huskies head to University Arena to take on the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 1 point favorites.
Northern Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 17-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 67.0 points per game while giving up 64.3 per contest. Western Michigan has an overall record of 11-17. They are averaging 69.2 points per game and surrendering 72.2, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 13-13-1 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 8-18-1 against the over/under this year
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 11-12-3 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 11-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lacey James averages 8.9 points per contest in 27.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%. Eugene German comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Brandon Johnson averages 14.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.0 rebounds per game and dishes 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Michael Flowers scores 16.4 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies allow 64.3 points per contest which is 48th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 138th, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 88th place in D-1. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in Division 1. Northern Illinois averages 67.0 points per contest, which is 287th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 291st. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 128th in the nation. They average 39.1 boards per contest and 10.3 assists per game, which ranks them 35th and 337th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 283rd with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos give up 72.2 points per game, which ranks them 261st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 212th and 172nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 164th with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 279th with 36.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Broncos are 43rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest. Western Michigan is 233rd in the country with 69.2 points per contest this season. They are 246th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -3.0. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 183rd in the country. They are 227th in the nation in rebounding with 34.4 boards per contest and 323rd in assists per game with 10.8. The Broncos are 209th in turnovers per contest with 12.8.
The Huskies are 195th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.5. In terms of pace they are 309th in the country with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 279th. As a team they are 302nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 204th in Division 1. Northern Illinois is 269th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Western Michigan is 188th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 99.1, which is ranked 233rd. They are 210th in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 236th. As a unit they are 198th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 156th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Northern Illinois +1 and over 129.5 total points
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