Northern Illinois vs. Bowling Green - 2/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bowling Green Falcons (13-12) at Northern Illinois Huskies (17-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm (NIU Convocation Center)
The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Illinois Huskies and the Bowling Green Falcons face off on Tuesday in MAC college basketball action.
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 17-8 this season and they are coming off of a win over Akron that ended a five game losing skid. NIU is averaging 74.4 points per game and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Marin Maric leads the Huskies averaging 12.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Aaric Armstead is averaging 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds, Marshawn Wilson is averaging 11.1 points, and Travon Baker is averaging 11.1 points. Northern Illinois is 14-1 at home and 6-6 in the MAC.
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The Bowling Green Falcons are 13-12 this season and they have lost their last five games. BGSU is averaging 71.6 points per game and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Spencer Parker is averaging 14 points and 5.5 rebounds to lead the Falcons. Zack Denny is averaging 12 points and 7.2 rebounds, Wes Alcegaire is averaging 9.7 points, and Rasheed Worrell is averaging 7.7 points. Bowling Green is 6-4 on the road and 4-8 in the MAC.
Northern Illinois is 6-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 18-7-3 against the spread in their last 28 home games, and 11-5 against the spread following a win. Bowling Green is 0-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 0-5 against the spread against the MAC, and 17-7 against the spread in their last 24 road games. The road team is 3-0-2 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
Neither of these teams have a ton of momentum but I will give NIU some credit for beating a good Akron team and see that momentum carrying over enough here to cover.