Northern Illinois Huskies vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
The Toledo Rockets (10-4) host the Northern Illinois Huskies (3-7) at Savage Arena on Saturday.
The Northern Illinois Huskies took the court against UIC and went home with a loss by a final score of 61-60 in their last game. In reference to personal fouls, the Huskies left the arena with 16 and UIC had 16 personal fouls. They also knocked down 6 out of their 29 shots from three-point range. UIC shot 69.2% at the charity stripe by making 9 of 13 tries. Additionally, UIC had 37 boards (11 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. UIC doled out 17 assists and had 4 steals in this game. In reference to the defense, Northern Illinois allowed the other team to go 41.1% from the floor on 23 of 56 shooting. They also recorded 14 dimes in the game as well as forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 18 with 3 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Huskies converted 9 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. Northern Illinois finished the game having earned a 45.3% field goal percentage (24 of 53) and converted 3 of 9 three-point shots.
Keshawn Williams is one player who was a contributor for this game. He ended up scoring 25 points on 11 out of 21 shooting. He played 35 minutes and grabbed 2 boards. He went 52.4% from the field and earned 4 assists.
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Northern Illinois heads into this game with a mark of 3-7 this year. They lose possession via turnover 15.8 times per contest and as a group they are committing 20.3 fouls per game. As a team, Northern Illinois is collecting 31.9 boards per game and has accounted for 95 assists for the year, which is 357th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Huskies are shooting 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc (60 of 180) and 64.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 56.7 pts per contest (356th in the nation) while shooting 37.4% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Huskies have forced 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.6 fouls. They are ranked 68th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 138 surrendered on the season. The Huskies are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.2% (230 of 545) and they surrender 37.9 boards per game as a squad. They are surrendering 29.0% on shots from distance and they are 145th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.0).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Toledo Rockets took home the win by a final score of 82-54 when they played Central Michigan. When it comes to rebounding, Toledo allowed Central Michigan to grab 30 in total (5 on the offensive glass). They finished 31.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 7 out of 22 and finished the game at 9 out of 15 from the free throw line (60.0%). The Rockets allowed Central Michigan to convert 19 out of 57 attempts from the field which had them at 33.3% for the matchup. When the game finished, the Rockets finished shooting 27 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3%. In the matter of three-point shots, Toledo converted 7 of 21 attempts (33.3%). They were able to make 21 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 84.0%. Central Michigan committed 20 personal fouls for this game which got the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 25 shots. They also turned the ball over 6 times, while getting 6 steals in the game. The Rockets earned 36 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 43 in this matchup.
Ryan Rollins ended up being a factor for the Rockets in the matchup. He made 6 of 15 for this contest for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and had 3 rebounds. He had 21 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and added 2 assists for the matchup.
Toledo has a win-loss record of 10-4 on the campaign. As an offense, the Rockets are shooting 45.3% from the field, which ranks them 134th in the nation. Toledo has scored 1,087 pts for the year (77.6 per contest) and they snag 41.6 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 14.0 times per contest (144th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.5 times per contest. The Rockets have committed 16.4 fouls per game and they connect on 76.2% from the free throw line.
The Toledo defense allows 29.2% on shots from 3-point land (107 of 367) and their opposition knocks down 65.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 12.9 assists and 35.5 boards per contest, which is 199th and 224th in college hoops. The Rockets on defense are ranked 130th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 66.4. They are able to force 12.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.2% from the field (48th in Division 1).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toledo
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