Northern Illinois Huskies vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
The Northern Illinois Huskies (6-13) are headed to Stroh Center on Saturday where they will meet the Bowling Green Falcons (11-11).
The Northern Illinois Huskies stepped onto the hardwood against Western Michigan and earned the victory with a final of 75-56 in their last contest. Northern Illinois walked away from the contest with a 55.6% field goal percentage (30 out of 54) and buried 7 of 17 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Huskies made 8 of their 10 tries for a rate of 80.0%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they compiled 29 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 16 dimes for this contest as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to defending, Northern Illinois allowed 42.6% from the field on 23 of 54 shooting. Western Michigan distributed 7 dimes and had 2 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Western Michigan totaled 24 rebounds (8 offensive, 16 defensive), but didn't have a block. Western Michigan walked away from this one shooting 45.5% at the free throw line by converting 5 of 11 shots. They knocked down 5 out of their 20 tries from 3-point land. In the matter of personal fouls, the Huskies finished with 16 and Western Michigan had 15 personal fouls.
Trendon Hankerson is someone who came through for this game. He shot 60.0% from the floor and also dished out 4 dimes. He was on the court for 34 minutes and also totaled 3 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 6 out of 10 shooting.
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Northern Illinois will take the court with a win-loss mark of 6-13 on the season. They average 63.4 points per contest (330th in the nation) on 41.6% from the field. The Huskies are shooting 34.0% on three-point shots (119 of 350) and 66.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Northern Illinois is grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 209 assists for the season, which ranks 326th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 20.5 personal fouls per game.
Defensively, the Huskies are forcing 14.2 turnovers every game while drawing 17.8 fouls. They rank 152nd in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 250 conceded this year. The Huskies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.3% (464 of 1,048) and they surrender 36.0 rebounds per game as a group. They relinquish 31.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 233rd in college basketball in points per game allowed (70.9).
In their last game, the Bowling Green Falcons took a loss by a score of 78-74 when they faced Central Michigan. The Falcons pulled down 26 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 39 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 19 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. Central Michigan was called for 15 fouls for this game which got the Falcons to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to knock down 8 of them for a percentage of 50.0%. Concerning 3-pointers, Bowling Green made 10 of their 25 attempts (40.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Falcons finished 28 out of 63 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.4%. The Falcons allowed Central Michigan to make 26 out of their 57 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 45.6% in this game. They finished the game shooting 38.5% from distance by going 10 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 22 from the free throw line (72.7%). Concerning team rebounding, Bowling Green allowed Central Michigan to collect 26 overall (4 offensive).
Myron Gordon ended up being a factor for the Falcons for the game. He totaled 24 points in his 25 mins on the court and had 1 assist for the game. He made 7 of 11 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 63.6%, and accumulated 3 rebounds.
Bowling Green has a record of 11-11 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Falcons are hitting on 44.2% from the floor, which is ranked 174th in Division 1. Bowling Green has accounted for 1,817 pts on the campaign (82.6 per game) and they average 40.6 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 12.7 times per contest (210th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per contest. The Falcons commit 18.1 fouls every game and they hit 75.7% from the free throw line.
The Falcons on the defensive side of the court are 344th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 78.4. They are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.8% from the floor (236th in the country). The Bowling Green defense concedes 33.9% on 3-pointers (200 of 590) and their opponents are connecting on 73.7% of their foul shots. They concede 13.8 dimes and 36.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 267th and 290th in D-1.
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