Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies Prediction, 1/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL
NIU Convocation Center is where the Northern Illinois Huskies (5-11) will take on the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-13) on Saturday.
The Central Michigan Chippewas took the court against Akron and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 60-56 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Chippewas walked away with 16 and Akron accumulated 14 personal fouls. They also converted 4 out of their 15 tries from long range. Akron finished the game at 80.0% from the charity stripe by making 12 of their 15 attempts. On top of that, Akron collected 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Akron distributed 8 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. In terms of defending, Central Michigan allowed the other team to shoot 47.8% from the floor on 22 out of 46 shooting. They also recorded 10 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected 29 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Chippewas made 6 of their 7 shots for a percentage of 85.7%. Central Michigan wrapped up the game having earned a 36.1% field goal percentage (22 out of 61) and made 6 of their 16 shots from beyond the arc.
Cameron Healy is one guy who was a factor for this contest. He finished shooting 58.3% from the floor and dished out 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes played and also pulled down 1 rebound. He accounted for 18 points on 7 of 12 shooting.
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Central Michigan will take the court with a mark of 2-13 this season. They are averaging 64.0 points per game (326th in the nation) while going 40.2% from the field. The Chippewas are hitting 37.3% on three-point shots (124 of 332) and 65.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Central Michigan is pulling in 31.6 boards per game and is sitting with 168 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 345th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 14.6 times per game and as a team are committing 21.3 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Chippewas are forcing their opponents into 11.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.0 fouls. They rank 135th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 221 surrendered for the campaign. The Chippewas defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.3% (427 of 884) and they concede 38.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 35.5% on shots from distance and they are ranked 355th in college hoops in PPG allowed (82.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Northern Illinois Huskies went home defeated by a final of 74-62 when they faced Ohio. In reference to attacking the glass, Northern Illinois allowed Ohio to get 36 overall (10 offensive). They wrapped up this game 26.7% from beyond the perimeter by going 8 out of 30 and ended up going 18 out of 24 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Huskies permitted Ohio to convert 24 of their 59 attempts from the field which had them shooting 40.7% in the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Huskies walked away from this one shooting 23 for 54 from the floor which had them at 42.6%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Northern Illinois converted 3 of 16 attempts (18.8%). They were able to make 13 of the free throws for a rate of 68.4%. Ohio earned 18 fouls in this matchup which took the Huskies to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 6 steals in this game. The Huskies corralled 25 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for the matchup.
Kaleb Thornton was important for the Huskies for this contest. He converted 5 of 10 in this game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. He recorded 10 points in his 31 mins on the court and had 3 assists in the matchup.
Northern Illinois has a record of 5-11 for the season. As an offense, the Huskies are connecting on 41.0% from the field, which ranks them 311th in the country. Northern Illinois has scored 999 pts on the season (62.4 per game) and they pull down 31.8 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 10.6 times per contest (336th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.1 times per game. The Huskies have committed 21.0 fouls every game while shooting 64.6% from the free throw line.
The Huskies defensively are ranked 262nd in college basketball in PPG given up with 71.8. They have forced 14.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (261st in college hoops). The Northern Illinois defense gives up 32.4% from downtown (107 of 330) and their opponents are connecting on 73.3% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 13.6 assists and 36.8 rebounds per game, which is ranked 256th and 289th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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