Miami RedHawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL
NIU Convocation Center is the site where the Northern Illinois Huskies (11-15) will try to defeat the Miami RedHawks (8-18) on Saturday.
The Miami RedHawks played Toledo and went home with a loss by a final score of 89-71 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the RedHawks ended up with 28 while Toledo finished the game with 15 fouls. They knocked down 7 of their 18 tries from beyond the perimeter. Toledo finished 83.3% from the charity stripe by making 30 of their 36 tries. Moreover, Toledo collected 27 rebounds (10 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Toledo distributed 12 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. Regarding defending, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the field on 26 out of 52 shooting. They also recorded 21 dimes in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and earning 2 steals. In regard to pulling down boards, they earned 25 with 5 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the RedHawks made 5 of 6 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Miami walked away from the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (30 of 60) and buried 6 of their 21 shots from 3-point land.
Anderson Mirambeaux is a guy who was important for the game. He walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the field and also distributed 6 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 18 minutes played and pulled down 6 boards. He totaled 12 points on 6 out of 8 shooting.
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Miami enters this one with a mark of 8-18 this year. They average 73.7 points per outing (137th in college basketball) while hitting 45.2% from the field. The RedHawks are connecting on 33.2% on shots from downtown (207 of 623) and 77.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Miami is pulling in 31.9 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 360 dimes on the year, which ranks 138th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the RedHawks are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They are 203rd in college hoops in allowing assists with 340 conceded on the campaign. The RedHawks are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.9% (689 of 1,468) and they surrender 34.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 35.3% on shots from distance and they are ranked 327th in college basketball in points per game allowed (75.6).
The last time they took the court, the Northern Illinois Huskies took a loss by a score of 87-77 when they played Ball State. In regard to rebounds, Northern Illinois permitted Ball State to grab 38 in total (10 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 40.9% from downtown by connecting on 9 out of 22 and finished the game at 16 of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). The Huskies allowed Ball State to knock down 31 of 60 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.7% for this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Huskies walked away from this one shooting 29 out of 63 from the field which had them shooting 46.0%. Concerning 3-point attempts, Northern Illinois buried 12 out of their 28 attempts (42.9%). They were able to bury 7 of the free throw tries for a rate of 53.8%. Ball State earned 13 fouls in this contest which got the Huskies to the charity stripe for 13 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. The Huskies were able to corral 20 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 for this game.
David Coit pitched in for the Huskies in this game. He earned 22 points in his 34 mins of playing time and earned 6 dimes for the contest. He converted 8 out of 17 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and accounted for 4 rebounds.
Northern Illinois has a record of 11-15 on the campaign. The Huskies are responsible for committing 19.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 66.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.1 times per game (270th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per game. Northern Illinois has 1,870 points on the season (71.9 per contest) and they snag 33.0 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Huskies are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which ranks them 113th in college basketball.
The Northern Illinois defense allows 33.3% on 3-point shots (189 of 568) and opponents are making 68.7% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 13.1 dimes and 37.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 214th and 334th in college hoops. The Huskies on defense are ranked 314th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 75.0. They are forcing their opponents into 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the field (283rd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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