Northern Illinois Huskies vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 11/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
The Northern Illinois Huskies (3-16 last season) are on their way to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Friday where they will play the Indiana Hoosiers (12-15 last year).
The Northern Illinois Huskies stepped onto the hardwood against the Central Michigan Chippewas and walked away with a win by a score of 79-74 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Huskies ended up walking away with 18 while the Chippewas recorded 18 fouls. They converted 6 of their 20 attempts from downtown. Central Michigan shot 83.3% at the charity stripe by converting 20 of their 24 shots. Moreover, Central Michigan totaled 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Central Michigan recorded 9 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. In reference to defending, Northern Illinois let their opponent shoot 36.9% from the field on 24 of 65 shooting. They also distributed 7 assists for this game while forcing 6 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When it comes to rebounding, they collected a total of 39 with 9 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Huskies buried 15 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 93.8%. Northern Illinois ended having earned a 42.4% field goal percentage (28 of 66) and converted 8 out of their 17 3-pointers.
Trendon Hankerson is a guy who was a major contributor for the game. He accumulated 27 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins and grabbed 8 boards. He finished the contest at 56.3% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Northern Illinois heads into this game after finishing with a mark of 3-16 last season. They gave up possession 13.7 times per game and as a group committed 18.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Northern Illinois pulled in 36.0 boards per contest and earned 204 assists last year, which had them ranked 320th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Huskies connected on 32.4% on shots from 3-point land (104 of 321) and 61.5% from the free throw line. They had an average of 62.3 points per game (335th in the country) while hitting 39.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Huskies were able to force 11.4 turnovers per game while drawing 15.8 personal fouls. They gave up 39.0% on shots from downtown while they were 316th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (77.4). The Huskies defensively allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 46.6% (511 of 1,096) and they surrendered 37.1 boards per game as a squad. They were ranked 155th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 300 conceded over the course of last year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Indiana Hoosiers took a loss by a final score of 61-50 against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The Hoosiers earned 20 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 29 for this game. They also coughed it up 9 times, while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Scarlet Knights were called for 18 fouls in this contest which got the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They were able to make 6 of the free throw tries for a clip of 40.0%. When discussing 3-point shots, Indiana made 2 of 16 tries (12.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Hoosiers finished shooting 21 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.5%. The Hoosiers permitted the Scarlet Knights to convert 24 out of 60 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0% in the game. They went 26.1% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 6 of 23 and finished the game at 7 of 9 from the free throw line (77.8%). When it comes to rebounding, Indiana allowed Rutgers to get 38 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Trayce Jackson-Davis was important for the Hoosiers in the game. He accumulated 19 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist in this game. He made 8 of 14 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and earned 9 rebounds.
Indiana had a win-loss record of 12-15 last season. As an offense, the Hoosiers hit 43.3% from the floor, which was ranked 220th in the nation. Indiana scored 1,882 points last season (69.7 per game) and they averaged 34.6 boards per contest. They earned an assist 13.9 times per game (119th in the nation) and they turned the ball over 11.9 times per game. The Hoosiers committed 17.7 fouls every game and they went 66.5% from the free throw line.
The Hoosiers on the defensive end were ranked 148th in the nation in PPG given up with 69.4. They forced 12.2 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 42.6% from the field (144th in the country). The Indiana defense allowed 33.4% on 3-pointers (193 of 578) and their opponents connected on 71.7% of their foul shots. They surrendered 11.8 assists and 36.0 total boards per game, which was ranked 86th and 228th in the country.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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