Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois - 1/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Illinois Huskies (7-7) at Bowling Green Falcons (10-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Stroh Center)
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Illinois Huskies and Bowling Green Falcons meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Stroh Center.
The Northern Illinois Huskies look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Northern Illinois Huskies are averaging 73.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Eugene German is averaging 19.5 points and 2.1 assists while Levi Bradley is averaging 14.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Dante Thorpe is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Thomas is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Northern Illinois Huskies are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Illinois Huskies are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The Northern Illinois Huskies have lost their last four road games.
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The Bowling Green Falcons look for another victory after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Bowling Green Falcons are averaging 77.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 79.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Justin Turner is averaging 16.2 points and 2.7 assists while Dylan Frye is averaging 13.7 points and 4.1 rebounds. Demajeo Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Rodrick Caldwell is dishing 3.5 assists. The Bowling Green Falcons are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bowling Green Falcons are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Bowling Green Falcons have won four of their last six home games.
The Huskies are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Mid-American. The Falcons are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Mid-American and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Huskies are 3-1-2 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the road team is 4-1-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 2-0-2 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Bowling Green Falcons have not been good against the number this season, but this is a game where they should be able to control the tempo and push the pace against a Northern Illinois squad that has issues defensively. NIU is outside of the top-200 in points allowed and shooting percentage allowed, stats that aren't good when playing an above average Bowling Green offensive team. I'll lay the two buckets with the home team.