Northern Illinois Huskies vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 2/22/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Location: Convocation Center (MI) in Ypsilanti, MI
Convocation Center (MI) is the location where the Eastern Michigan Eagles (9-18) will try to beat the Northern Illinois Huskies (8-17) on Tuesday.
The Northern Illinois Huskies played Miami and ended up losing by a score of 78-75 in their last contest. Northern Illinois ended the game having earned a 50.9% FG percentage (29 out of 57) and knocked down 5 of their 17 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Huskies knocked down 12 of 20 tries for a rate of 60.0%. Regarding hauling in boards, they earned 28 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 16 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In reference to defense, Northern Illinois allowed the other team to go 51.9% from the floor on 28 out of 54 shooting. Miami earned 17 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. In addition, Miami snagged 28 rebounds (4 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't have a block. Miami went 87.5% from the charity stripe by burying 14 of 16 attempts. They converted 8 out of their 18 tries from 3-point land. In relation to fouls, the Huskies walked away with 16 and Miami racked up 19 fouls.
Kaleb Thornton is a player who was a factor in the game. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and dished out 8 assists. He played 37 mins and also snagged 4 boards. He ended up scoring 9 points on 3 of 6 shooting.
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Northern Illinois comes into this matchup with a mark of 8-17 on the year. They are averaging 64.4 points per contest (326th in the country) while hitting 42.0% from the field. The Huskies are shooting 33.1% on three-point shots (154 of 465) and 67.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Northern Illinois is pulling in 32.0 boards per game and has totaled 276 dimes this year, which ranks 321st in the country in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.4 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Huskies are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 183rd in college hoops in allowing assists with 331 conceded so far this year. The Huskies defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.1% (618 of 1,371) and they surrender 35.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They concede 32.5% from 3-point land while they are 263rd in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (72.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Eastern Michigan Eagles took a loss by a final score of 67-48 when they played Akron. The Eagles earned 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 30 in this contest. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 5 steals in this matchup. Akron earned 12 personal fouls in this game which got the Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 6 attempts. They were able to knock down 4 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Eastern Michigan made 4 of their 22 attempts (18.2%). Overall, the Eagles shot 20 for 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.7%. The Eagles permitted Akron to convert 25 out of 52 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 48.1% in the game. They went 44.4% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 out of 18 and ended up shooting 9 out of 12 at the free throw line (75.0%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Eastern Michigan permitted Akron to pull down 33 in total (6 offensive).
Noah Farrakhan ended up being a major contributor for the Eagles in this matchup. He converted 9 of 17 in this game giving him a rate of 52.9%, and had 2 rebounds. He totaled 21 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for this game.
Eastern Michigan has a record of 9-18 so far this year. The Eagles have committed 17.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 71.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 9.9 times per game (349th in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per game. Eastern Michigan has earned 1,882 points for the campaign (69.7 per game) and they snag 34.4 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Eagles are connecting on 42.8% from the floor, which ranks them 254th in the country.
The Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 330th in college basketball in points given up per game with 76.4. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the field (280th in D-1). The Eastern Michigan defense allows 35.6% on three-point shots (211 of 592) and their opponents are making 70.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 12.5 assists and 39.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 170th and 347th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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