DePaul Blue Demons vs. Northern Illinois Huskies - 12/2/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Illinois Huskies (3-1) at DePaul Blue Demons (3-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Northern Illinois Huskies shoot for a win on the road against the DePaul Blue Demons on Tuesday.
If you follow the Northern Illinois Huskies you know this team doesn't normally light up the scoreboard so controlling the pace is an important part of their game. It was mission accomplished versus Maine in a 61-56 victory where the Huskies erased a ten point hole at the half with a 40-25 second half run. The Black Bears hit at 40% from the floor with NIU responding with 30.8% with the Huskies turning 29 Maine fouls in to a 26-3 advantage at the stripe for the victory. Michael Oriss paced the Huskies offense with 18 points followed by a 16 point, nine board effort from Darrell Bowie while Aaric Armstead contributed nine points and six yanks.
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The DePaul Blue Demons are off to a pretty good start at 3-1 especially considering where this team was the past several seasons. The Blue Demons improved to 3-1 with an impressive 87-72 victory over Stanford in which they took an eleven point lead after 20 minutes and held serve the rest of the way. The Cardinal were solid from the floor with 48% shooting but they turned the ball over 21 times which gave the 54% shooting Blue Demons far too many opportunities. At the final buzzer Stanford couldn't handle Myke Henry and his 29 points and six yanks on 12-16 shooting. Jamee Crockett and Tommy Hamilton added 19 and 14 points with 13 rebounds while Billy Garrett Jr. and Aaron Simpson scored nine points each.
The Huskies are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. Northern Illinois are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and are 12-2-2 ATS in their last 16 games overall. For DePaul the Blue Demons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. DePaul are 21-43-1 ATS in their last 65 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 while the Blue Demons are 10-25 ATS in their last 35 games following a ATS win. Neither team has had success in recent years but if DePaul plays as they did versus Stanford then NIU will get killed. This is a rout or the Huskies barely cover...