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Ohio vs. Northern Illinois - 1/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Illinois Huskies (6-5) at Ohio Bobcats (5-6)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Ohio University Convocation Center)

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The Northern Illinois Huskies and Ohio Bobcats play Wednesday at the Convocation Center.

The Northern Illinois Huskies have split their last 10 games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Northern Illinois is averaging 65.7 points on 40.1 percent shooting and is allowing 66.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Darrell Bowie is averaging 12.5 points and 6.8 rebounds while Aaric Armstead is averaging 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Jordan Threloff is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Anthony Johnson is shooting 39.1 percent from the field. The Northern Illinois Huskies rely on their length and defense, as they’re grabbing nearly 38 rebounds and are forcing more than 15 turnovers per game. Offensively, Northern Illinois is shooting 69.8 percent from the free throw line and 31.1 percent from beyond the arc.

Ohio vs. Northern Illinois - 1/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Ohio Bobcats have split their last six games and play for the first time in eight days. On the season, Ohio is averaging 69.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting and is allowing 69.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Javarez Willis is averaging 15.8 points and 3.4 assists while Maurice Daly Ndour is averaging 15.1 points and 8.3 rebounds. Ryan Taylor is the third player averaging double-digit points and Antonio Campbell is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Ohio Bobcats rely on an offense that has seven players averaging at least five points while it’s shooting 68.4 percent from the line and 30.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Ohio is forcing 11.5 turnovers and has allowed 71 or more points in six of its last eight games. Khari Harley is questionable for this game with a back injury.

The Huskies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 15-5-2 ATS in their last 22 vs. Mid-American. The Bobcats are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. 

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