Northern Illinois Huskies vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum is where the Marquette Golden Eagles (5-1) will take on the Northern Illinois Huskies (1-4) on Saturday.
The Northern Illinois Huskies stepped onto the hardwood against Little Rock and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 67-60 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Huskies ended up with 24 and Little Rock finished the game with 18 personal fouls. They also made 5 of 12 tries from beyond the perimeter. Little Rock ended up going 72.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of 25 tries. In addition, Little Rock totaled 40 rebounds (14 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Little Rock doled out 15 dimes and had 7 steals for this game. Concerning defending, Northern Illinois allowed their opponent to shoot 40.0% from the field on 22 out of 55 shooting. They also doled out 12 dimes in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to rebounding, they compiled 30 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Huskies buried 11 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. Northern Illinois finished the contest having earned a 34.6% FG percentage (18 of 52) and converted 13 of 31 shots from 3-point land.
Kaleb Thornton is one player who played a role for this contest. He finished 62.5% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes. He was on the court for 32 mins and also grabbed 5 rebounds. He notched 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting.
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Northern Illinois will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 1-4 on the year. They are averaging 55.0 points per outing (355th in Division 1) while hitting 34.0% from the floor. The Huskies are connecting on 34.9% on shots from distance (37 of 106) and 66.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Northern Illinois is collecting 32.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 40 assists on the season, which ranks 330th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 16.6 times per game and as a unit they commit 22.0 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Huskies are able to force 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 192nd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 62 relinquished for the year. The Huskies defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.0% (116 of 283) and they relinquish 39.4 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 30.0% on shots from downtown while they are 191st in college hoops in opponents PPG (69.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Marquette Golden Eagles took a loss by a final score of 70-54 when they played St. Bonaventure. When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Marquette allowed St. Bonaventure to grab 40 overall (7 offensive). They finished the game shooting 11.8% from downtown by connecting on 2 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 17 from the charity stripe (70.6%). The Golden Eagles allowed St. Bonaventure to convert 28 out of 59 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.5% for this game. Overall, the Golden Eagles finished the game shooting 17 for 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 30.4%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Marquette buried 6 of their 27 tries (22.2%). They were able to convert 14 of them for a percentage of 58.3%. St. Bonaventure committed 21 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Golden Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 24 shots. They also gave up possession 17 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. The Golden Eagles pulled down 26 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 35 in the matchup.
Justin Lewis ended up being important for the Golden Eagles in this game. He buried 6 of 13 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 46.2%, and added 11 rebounds. He tallied 17 points in his 33 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
Marquette has a record of 5-1 this year. The Golden Eagles are responsible for committing 19.0 personal fouls every game and they connect on 71.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.7 times per game (113th in D-1) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per game. Marquette has accumulated 444 pts this season (74.0 per game) and they grab 35.5 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Golden Eagles are connecting on 42.0% from the floor, which is 256th in Division 1.
The Golden Eagles on defense are ranked 231st in the country in PPG surrendered with 71.0. They are able to force 15.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (231st in college basketball). The Marquette defense surrenders 33.1% on 3-point shots (40 of 121) and opponents are converting on 61.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 14.2 dimes and 39.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 272nd and 315th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marquette
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