Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Ball State Cardinals - 3/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (19-11) at Northern Illinois Huskies (19-11)
College Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (NIU Convocation Center)
The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Illinois Huskies will host the Ball State Cardinals this Friday.
The Northern Illinois Huskies come into this game with a 19-11 record and are currently 3rd in the Mac West. The Huskies have lost 3 out of their last 4 games with their most recent game being a 75-71 loss to Eastern Michigan. Through 30 games this season the leading scorer for the Huskies has been Marin Maric who is averaging 12.3 points per game and 8.5 rebounds. Aaric Armstead is second on the team with 11.0 points per game and 5.7 rebounds.
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The Ball State Cardinals come into this game with a 19-11 record and are currently 1st in the MAC West Division. The Cardinals have dropped 2 out of their last 3 games with their most recent game being a 65-57 loss to Central Michigan. Through 30 games this season the leading scorer for the Cardinals has been Franko House who is averaging 12.2 points per game and 5.4 rebouds. Bo Calhoun is second on the team with 11.3 points per game and 8.7 rebounds.
Ball State is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games following a loss. Cardinals are 2-7 against the spread in their last 9 Friday games. Northern Illinois is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Huskies are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games overall.
Both the Huskies and the Cardinals have struggled lately but both have had pretty decent seasons and would like to end the regular season with a win. With bot of these teams struggling il lean with the home team here.