Northern Illinois Huskies vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 1/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Location: M.A.C. Center in Kent, OH
The Northern Illinois Huskies (3-8) are hitting the road to M.A.C. Center on Tuesday where they will compete against the Kent State Golden Flashes (7-7).
The Northern Illinois Huskies faced off with Toledo and took a loss by a final of 94-63 in their last contest. Northern Illinois finished the game having earned a 37.1% FG percentage (23 of 62) and made 6 of 28 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Huskies buried 11 of their 17 tries for a rate of 64.7%. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned 28 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In terms of defending, Northern Illinois let their opponent shoot 55.0% from the floor on 33 of 60 shooting. Toledo distributed 16 dimes and had 3 steals for this contest. On top of that, Toledo grabbed 41 boards (9 offensive, 32 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Toledo finished the game at 77.8% from the charity stripe by burying 21 of 27 shots. They also buried 7 of their 15 attempts from distance. When talking about personal fouls, the Huskies ended up with 25 while Toledo totaled 18 personal fouls.
Edward Manuel is one guy who came through in this contest. He finished the game at 75.0% from the floor but didn't record a dime. He played for 18 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. He totaled 11 points on 3 out of 4 shooting.
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Northern Illinois comes into this game with a record of 3-8 on the year. They are turning it over 15.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.7 fouls per contest. As a unit, Northern Illinois is pulling down 31.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 106 dimes for the year, which ranks 357th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Huskies are hitting 31.7% on 3-point shots (66 of 208) and 64.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 57.3 points per contest (355th in college hoops) while hitting 37.3% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Huskies are forcing 14.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 fouls. They are 89th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 154 surrendered for the season. The Huskies defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.5% (263 of 605) and they relinquish 38.4 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 30.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 208th in D-1 in points per game allowed (69.5).
In their last game, the Kent State Golden Flashes took a defeat with a final score of 80-72 against Ohio. In relation to team rebounding, Kent State permitted Ohio to pull down 31 in total (6 offensive). They finished 40.0% from three-point range by connecting on 10 of 25 and ended up shooting 20 out of 23 at the charity stripe (87.0%). The Golden Flashes permitted Ohio to convert 25 of their 50 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Golden Flashes ended up going 25 for 65 from the field which had them shooting 38.5%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Kent State made 4 of 17 attempts (23.5%). They were able to bury 18 of them for a percentage of 78.3%. Ohio was called for 16 personal fouls for the contest which took the Golden Flashes to the free throw line for a total of 23 attempts. They coughed it up 6 times, while getting 10 steals for this game. The Golden Flashes were able to snag 22 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for this contest.
Sincere Carry ended up being important for the Golden Flashes in this contest. He totaled 26 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 6 assists in the matchup. He converted 8 of 18 in this matchup giving him a rate of 44.4%, and accumulated 8 rebounds.
Kent State has a record of 7-7 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Golden Flashes are hitting on 42.3% from the field, which has them ranked 278th in college basketball. Kent State has tallied 978 pts this season (69.9 per game) and they collect 35.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 12.6 times per contest (232nd in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.9 times per game. The Golden Flashes are responsible for committing 17.8 personal fouls every game and they connect on 79.8% from the charity stripe.
The Golden Flashes on the defensive end are ranked 70th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 63.8. They are forcing 14.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 40.2% from the floor (68th in college basketball). The Kent State defense surrenders 30.1% on shots from 3-point land (105 of 349) and their opponents are converting on 70.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 11.1 dimes and 33.0 boards every game, which has them ranked 84th and 106th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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