Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Michigan Eagles (9-5) at Northern Illinois Huskies (12-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm (NIU Convocation Center)
The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies 0 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Eastern Michigan Eagles will travel to play the Northern Illinois Huskies in a MAC game on Saturday.
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-2 (1-0) and are coming off of a win against Ohio by a score of 80-69. Northern Illinois led by 2 points at halftime and was able to pull away in the second half. Travon Baker had 25 points and 4 assists for Northern Illinois. Marin Maric added 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies. Northern Illinois out rebounded their opponent by a total of 42-27 and had 14 assists in their victory. Northern Illinois is averaging 77.3 points per game while giving up 62.4 points per game. Northern Illinois is also averaging 42.9 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game. Marin Maric is averaging 13.4 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game, while Travon Baker is averaging 10.6 points per game and 4.5 assists per game. Northern Illinois is shooting 68.3% on free throws, 35% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 9-5 (1-0) and are coming off of a win against Central Michigan by a score of 99-80. Eastern had a huge second half where they scored 54 points and cruised to the victory. Raven Lee had 32 points and 3 rebounds for Eastern Michigan. James Thompson IV added 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Eagles. Eastern Michigan out rebounded their opponent by a total of 36-25 and had 16 assists in their victory. Eastern Michigan is averaging 79.1 points per game while giving up 70.4 points per game. Eastern Michigan is also averaging 39.2 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Raven Lee is averaging 15.4 points per game and 1.6 rebounds per game, while James Thompson IV is averaging 14.8 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game. Eastern Michigan is shooting 67.7% on free throws, 29.5% on three-pointers, and 45.2% on all field goal attempts.
Eastern Michigan is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. Eastern Michigan is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The over is 6-0-1 in Eastern Michigan’s last 7 Saturday games. Northern Illinois is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. Northern Illinois is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 15-6 in the Northern Illinois last 21 home games. The under is 10-2 in these two teams last 12 meetings.
Northern Illinois has started the season very strong and will have the home court advantage in this game. Northern Illinois has played very good defense and is a very good rebounding team. I am going with the Huskies here.