Northern Illinois vs. Idaho - 11/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho Vandals (1-0) at Northern Illinois Huskies (2-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 9:00 pm (NIU Convocation Center)
The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Illinois Huskies and the Idaho Vandals face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 2-0 to start the season and are playing their third home game. NIU is averaging 89.5 points and they are shooting 50.8 percent from the floor including 33.3 percent from beyond the 3-poimt arc while their opponents are shooting 37.1 percent. Marin Macic leads the Huskies averaging 17.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in 26.5 minutes of action. Jaylen Key is averaging 15 points and 8 rebounds per game for Northern Illinois, Levi Bradley is averaging 10.5 points and 6 rebounds, and Laytwan Porter is averaging 9.5 points. Northern Illinois won their first game in overtime but they played Roosevelt in their second game and it wasn’t competitive.
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The Idaho Vandals are 1-0 this season after crushing Corban in their opener 90-67. Idaho shot 49.2 percent from the floor and 57.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and the dominated in rebounds 46-22. Victor Sanders led the Vandals with 19 points and 5 assists in 20 minutes. Perrion Calldret had 14 points and 5 rebounds for Idaho, Brayon Blake had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Arkadly Mkrtychyan had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Idaho played soft competition but it’s clear they have talent on their team.
Northern Illinois is 22-8-3 against the spread in their last 33 home games, 0-5-1 against the spread in their last 6 non-conference games, and 10-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Idaho is 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 road games, and 4-1 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points.
The line here looks to be a little too big as I see Idaho having a chance to win outright so I will take the points and my chances wit the Vandals.