Miami RedHawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Redhawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL
NIU Convocation Center is the location where the Northern Illinois Huskies (7-16) will try to beat the Miami Redhawks (11-14) on Saturday.
The Miami RedHawks faced off with Ohio and took a loss by a final of 91-78 in their last game. Miami wrapped up the game with a 47.7% field goal percentage (31 out of 65) and knocked down 13 out of their 27 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the RedHawks converted 3 of 6 tries for a rate of 50.0%. In relation to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 24 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 16 assists for this contest as well as creating 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When discussing defense, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 50.9% from the field on 29 of 57 shooting. Ohio doled out 14 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. On top of that, Ohio collected 34 rebounds (6 offensive, 28 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Ohio walked away from this one shooting 91.7% at the charity stripe by making 22 of their 24 attempts. They converted 11 of 28 tries from long range. With respect to personal fouls, the RedHawks finished with 18 while Ohio finished the game with 7 personal fouls.
Mekhi Lairy is someone who had an impact for the contest. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and totaled 6 assists. He was on the court for 32 minutes and snagged 2 rebounds. He racked up 18 points on 7 out of 14 shooting.
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Miami heads into this contest with a record of 11-14 this season. They average 75.1 points per contest (80th in the country) while connecting on 44.1% from the field. The RedHawks are connecting on 34.4% on shots from 3-point land (229 of 665) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 34.8 boards per game and has accounted for 330 dimes this year, which ranks 177th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 10.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the RedHawks are forcing 12.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 215th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 325 surrendered on the year. The RedHawks are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.6% (640 of 1,468) and they relinquish 36.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 35.7% from 3-point land and they are 273rd in Division 1 in PPG allowed (72.4).
The last time they took the court, the Northern Illinois Huskies walked away with a victory by a final of 64-58 when they played Ball State. In reference to cleaning the glass, Northern Illinois permitted Ball State to snag 29 overall (10 offensive). They finished shooting 13.3% from three-point range by shooting 2 of 15 and ended up shooting 18 of 27 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Huskies allowed Ball State to knock down 19 of their 54 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.2% in this contest. When the game finished, the Huskies walked away from this one shooting 20 for 47 from the field which had them shooting 42.6%. Concerning three-point attempts, Northern Illinois converted 7 of 18 tries (38.9%). They were able to make 17 of them for a clip of 70.8%. Ball State committed 19 fouls for the game which got the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 24 shots. They also gave up possession 20 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Huskies were able to pull down 26 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 31 in this matchup.
Keshawn Williams ended up having an impact for the Huskies in the game. He made 6 out of 14 for the contest giving him a rate of 42.9%, and tallied 5 rebounds. He tallied 19 points in his 36 mins of playing time and earned 2 dimes in this game.
Northern Illinois has a win-loss mark of 7-16 for the season. As an offense, the Huskies are shooting 41.4% from the field, which ranks them 305th in college hoops. Northern Illinois has earned 1,469 points on the season (63.9 per game) and they average 32.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 10.8 times per contest (321st in college basketball) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per game. The Huskies are committing 20.5 personal fouls per contest while shooting 67.1% from the free throw line.
The Huskies on the defensive side of the court are 269th in the country in points given up per game with 72.3. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (278th in college hoops). The Northern Illinois defense gives up 32.3% on 3-pointers (149 of 462) and opponents are converting on 74.0% of their free throw attempts. They allow 13.3 assists and 36.1 rebounds per game, which is 234th and 267th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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