Miami RedHawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies Prediction, 2/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: NIU Convocation Center in Dekalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-4)
The Northern Illinois Huskies (2-12) host the Miami RedHawks (8-9) at NIU Convocation Center on Saturday. The spread on this game has Miami as 4-point favorites. The total opens at 135.
Miami enters this one with a win-loss mark of 8-9 on the campaign. The RedHawks are connecting on 35.5% on three-point attempts (138 of 389) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 72.1 points per outing (163rd in the nation) while going 44.0% from the field. They are giving up possession 10.5 times per game and as a unit they are committing 16.9 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Miami is collecting 33.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 208 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 242nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the RedHawks are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers every game while drawing 16.9 fouls. They give up 36.3% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 253rd in the nation in opponents PPG (73.3). The RedHawks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.0% (451 of 981) and they concede 34.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 206th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 247 conceded on the season.
The Miami RedHawks faced off with the Toledo Rockets and went home with a loss by a final score of 87-75 in their last contest. Miami ended the game with a 38.2% field goal percentage (26 out of 68) and buried 11 out of their 35 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the RedHawks converted 12 of their 13 shots for a percentage of 92.3%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 36 with 15 of them being offensive. They also dished out 15 assists for the matchup as well as having 5 steals and 3 blocked shots. Concerning defense, Miami allowed the other team to go 38.2% from the floor on 26 of 68 shooting. Toledo recorded 20 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Rockets totaled 33 rebounds (9 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Toledo walked away from this one shooting 80.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 16 of their 20 attempts. They converted 15 of 34 tries from beyond the arc.
Dalonte Brown is one guy who was a contributor for this contest. He racked up 21 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He played 27 mins played and also grabbed 11 rebounds. Brown finished 60.0% from the field but finished the game without an assist. Another guy that had an impact in this game for the RedHawks was Dae Dae Grant. He snagged 2 rebounds and totaled 5 dimes. He went 35.0% from the floor in the game by connecting on 7-of-20 (17 points). When the final whistle was blown, Grant saw the court for 35 minutes.
Northern Illinois has a win-loss record of 2-12 this year. Northern Illinois has totaled 847 pts for the campaign (60.5 per contest) and they pull in 37.4 boards per contest. The Huskies commit 18.3 fouls every game while shooting 60.8% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Huskies are connecting on 39.5% from the field, which ranks them 338th in the country. Their rate of earning assists is at 10.7 times per contest (322nd in the nation) and they are giving up possession 14.7 times per game. The Huskies on the defensive end are ranked 292nd in the country in PPG allowed with 75.9. The Northern Illinois defense allows 38.5% on shots from beyond the arc (138 of 358) and their opponents are converting on 69.9% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 17.0 assists and 35.3 boards per game, ranking them 335th and 191st in college hoops. They are able to force 10.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (293rd in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Northern Illinois Huskies took a loss by a score of 81-76 against the Akron Zips. The Huskies were able to collect 20 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for the game. They also stuffed 2 attempts while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Zips committed 12 personal fouls for this contest which took the Huskies to the free throw line for 7 tries. They were able to make 5 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Northern Illinois made 9 of their 22 attempts (40.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Huskies walked away from this one shooting 31 for 73 from the floor which had them shooting 42.5%. The Huskies permitted the Zips to convert 20 of their 52 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.5% for the game. They went 39.3% from distance by going 11 of 28 and ended up going 30 of 35 from the free throw line (85.7%). In regard to how they rebounded, Northern Illinois permitted Akron to grab 33 in all (9 offensive).
Tyler Cochran pitched in for the Huskies for the matchup. He converted 8 of 17 in this game for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, which gave him 20 points. Cochran pulled down 13 boards in his 36 mins and had 7 assists in this contest. An additional guy that was important for Northern Illinois was Trendon Hankerson. He notched 7 points in 35 minutes on the hardwood via 3 out of 14 shooting in this contest. Hankerson walked away from this one going 21.4% from the field as well as earning 4 dimes and 8 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (-4)
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