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Northern Illinois vs. Florida International - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida International Golden Panthers (4-6) at Northern Illinois Huskies (7-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm (NIU Convocation Center)

The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Northern Illinois Huskies and the Florida International Golden Panthers face off on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Northern Illinois Huskies are 7-2 this season after losing their last two games. NIU is averaging 75.3 points and they are shooting 43 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.7 points and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. Marshawn Wilson leads the Huskies averaging 12.8 points per game. Marin Maric is averaging 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds, Aarc Armstead is averaging 11.2 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Travon Baker is averaging 8.1 points. Both of Northern Illinois’ losses have been on the road.

Northern Illinois vs. Florida International - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The FIU Golden Panthers are 4-5 this season and hey have lost their last three games. Florida International is averaging 71.1 points and they are shooting 47.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and their opponents shoot 38.4 percent. Adrian Diaz leads the Panthers averaging 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. Daviyon Draper is averaging 14.5 points and 5.1 rebounds, Donte McGill is averaging 13.8 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Jason Boswell is averaging 8.4 points. FIU has been in just about every game but they just don’t always get the right result.

Northern Illinois is 5-0 against the spread in their last five home games, 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 3-1-1 against the spread following a loss. FIU is 0-4 against the spread in their last four rad games against a team with a winning home record, 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 4-9 against the spread following a game that they allowed 90 or more points.

This is a big number but Northern Illinois is the much better team so they are my play here. 

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Northern Illinois Huskies -10

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