Toledo vs Northern Illinois Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 3/3/2020
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Illinois -1.5
The Toledo Rockets travel to NIU Convocation Center to play the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Northern Illinois as 1.5 point favorites.
Toledo comes into this game with an overall record of 15-14. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 70.4 per contest. Northern Illinois has an overall mark of 17-12. They are averaging 67.1 points per contest and giving up 64.6, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 9-18-1 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 14-14-0 against the over/under
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 13-14-1 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 9-18-1 against the over/under
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luke Knapke averages 16.2 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Marreon Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Lacey James averages 9.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Eugene German averages 20.5 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 207th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 100th and 260th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 222nd, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 94th place in the NCAA. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in the nation. Toledo averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 71st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 145th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 30th in D-1. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 65th and 69th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 230th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 50th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 46th and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 97th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 136th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 37th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game. Northern Illinois is 284th in the country with 67.1 points per game this year. They are 288th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 122nd in the nation. They are 43rd in the country in rebounding with 38.7 boards per game and 339th in assists per contest with 10.1. The Huskies are 287th in turnovers per game with 11.9.
The Rockets are 60th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 146th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 84th. As a team they are 57th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 68th in Division 1. Toledo is 228th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Northern Illinois is 273rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 100.6, which is ranked 196th. They are 307th in D-1 in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 274th. As a unit they are 302nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 208th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Toledo/Northern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northern Illinois -1.5
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