Northern Illinois Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 2/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: University Arena (MI) in Kalamazoo, MI
The Northern Illinois Huskies (5-13) are headed to University Arena (MI) on Tuesday where they will go up against the Western Michigan Broncos (4-16).
The Northern Illinois Huskies played Central Michigan and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 69-63 in their last game. Northern Illinois ended having earned a 42.1% field goal percentage (24 of 57) and made 3 of 17 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Huskies converted 12 of 16 tries for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 34 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. With regard to the defense, Northern Illinois let their opponent shoot 43.1% from the floor on 25 out of 58 shooting. Central Michigan earned 14 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. On top of that, Central Michigan snagged 31 boards (8 offensive, 23 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Central Michigan finished the game shooting 70.0% from the free throw line by burying 14 of 20 shots. They knocked down 5 of their 20 shots from distance. In reference to personal fouls, the Huskies ended up walking away with 20 while Central Michigan finished the game with 16 personal fouls.
Keshawn Williams is someone who was a factor in this contest. He finished shooting 41.2% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. He was on the court for 38 mins played and grabbed 5 rebounds. He recorded 20 points on 7 out of 17 shooting.
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Northern Illinois comes into this matchup with a mark of 5-13 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 14.9 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Northern Illinois is grabbing 32.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 193 dimes on the season, which is 334th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Huskies are connecting on 33.6% on 3-pointers (112 of 333) and 65.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 62.7 pts per game (335th in the country) while going 40.8% from the floor.
On defense, the Huskies are able to force 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.9 fouls. They are relinquishing 31.9% on 3-point shots and they are 258th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (71.7). The Huskies are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.4% (441 of 994) and they concede 36.5 boards per contest as a unit. They are 157th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 243 relinquished this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Western Michigan Broncos took a loss by a score of 83-72 when they faced Ball State. The Broncos were able to snag 16 defensive boards and 1 offensive rebounds totaling 17 for the game. They gave up possession 16 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. Ball State had 16 personal fouls in this game which took the Broncos to the free throw line for 17 shots. They were able to make 14 of the free throws for a clip of 82.4%. With respect to shots from distance, Western Michigan converted 10 of 23 attempts (43.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Broncos walked away from this one shooting 24 for 43 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.8%. The Broncos allowed Ball State to make 31 out of 53 attempts from the field which left them shooting 58.5% in this game. They went 50.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 out of 20 and finished the game at 11 of 19 from the free throw line (57.9%). Regarding rebounding, Western Michigan permitted Ball State to snag 27 in total (10 offensive).
B. Artis White ended up being important for the Broncos in this game. He earned 21 points in his 35 mins of playing time and had 3 assists in this matchup. He converted 7 of 10 for this game for a rate of 70.0%, and had 2 rebounds.
Western Michigan has a win-loss mark of 4-16 for the campaign. The Broncos are committing 17.1 fouls per contest and they hit 71.0% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 10.6 times per contest (332nd in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 15.0 times per game. Western Michigan has accounted for 1,322 pts so far this season (66.1 per game) and they pull in 32.9 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Broncos are hitting on 42.8% from the floor, which ranks them 249th in college basketball.
The Broncos defensively are ranked 340th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 78.0. They are forcing their opponents into 10.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.9% from the floor (344th in the nation). The Western Michigan defense allows 34.3% on shots from distance (165 of 481) and their opponents are knocking down 72.4% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 13.9 assists and 35.5 total boards per game, which is 272nd and 224th 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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