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Bowling Green vs Northern Illinois 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Northern Illinois Huskies (6-13) vs. Bowling Green Falcons (11-11)
February 5, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons -8 / Northern Illinois Huskies +8; Over/Under: -150.5
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The Northern Illinois Huskies and Bowling Green Falcons meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Stroh Center. The Northern Illinois Huskies need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Bowling Green Falcons look for a win after splitting their last six games.

The Northern Illinois Huskies are averaging 63.4 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Keshawn Williams is averaging 15.7 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Trendon Hankerson is averaging 10.7 points and 3.5 rebounds. Kaleb Thornton is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Anthony Crump is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Northern Illinois Huskies are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Illinois Huskies are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.2 rebounds per game.

The Bowling Green Falcons are averaging 82.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Daeqwon Plowden is averaging 16.7 points and 0.6 assists, while Joe Reece is averaging 11.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Myron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Diggs is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Bowling Green Falcons are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bowling Green Falcons are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.

The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 Saturday games. The Falcons are 9-27-2 ATS in their last 38 home games and 12-27-3 ATS in their last 42 games following a ATS loss. The under is 2-0-2 in Huskies last 4 overall. The over is 16-5 in Falcons last 21 overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Northern Illinois Huskies are just a bad basketball team, and things get worse on the road, where they lose by an average of 9.4 points and shoot just 41.5 percent from the field. The Bowling Green Falcons aren’t exactly world beaters, but they do win at home by an average of 11.9 points. Getting behind Northern Illinois just isn’t an option these days. It’s the Falcons or pass.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Bowling Green Falcons -8

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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