Indiana State vs. Northern Illinois - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Illinois Huskies (4-3) at Indiana State Sycamores (2-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Hulman Center)
The Line: Indiana State Sycamores -6.5 -- Over/Under: 135 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana State Sycamores and the Northern Illinois Huskies face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Indiana State Sycamores are 2-4 this season with all of their losses coming by slim margins. Indiana State is averaging 77.3 points per game and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor and 36.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 71.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. Brenton Scott leads the Sycamores averaging 20.2 points and 5 rebounds per game. Matt Van Scyoc is averaging 9.3 points for ISU, Everett Clemons is averaging 7.8 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Jordan Barnes is averaging 7.7 points. Indiana State lost to NIU by 2 points on the road in overtime to start the season.
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The Northern Illinois Huskies are 4-3 this season and are coming off of a win over UIC that ended a 3-game losing skid. Northern Illinois is averaging 80 points per game and they are shooting 44.8 percent from the floor and 32 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 71.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Maric Maric leads the Huskies averaging 16.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Jaylen Key is averaging 12 points and 6.6 rebounds for NIU, Aaric Armstead is averaging 11.9 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Laytwan Porter is averaging 10.6 points. Northern Illinois’ losses have all been by 4 points or less.
Indiana State is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 non-conference games, 6-2 against the spread against the MAC, and 1-7 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Northern Illinois is 4-1 against the spread following a win, 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 road games, and 11-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
Indiana State seems to come up short often but they have played the better schedule and get it done here.