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Idaho vs Northern Illinois 12/2/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Northern Illinois Huskies (3-5) vs. Idaho Vandals (2-5)
December 2, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Idaho Vandals +1.5 / Northern Illinois Huskies -1.5; Over/Under: +143
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The Northern Illinois Huskies and Idaho Vandals meet Friday in college basketball action at the ICCU Arena. The Northern Illinois Huskies look for their fifth victory. The Idaho Vandals look for their third win.

The Northern Illinois Huskies are averaging 72.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Keshawn Williams is averaging 18.4 points and 3.9 rebounds, while David Coit is averaging 14.8 points and 3.1 rebounds. Zarique Nutter is the third double-digit scorer and Yanic Konan Niederhauser is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Northern Illinois Huskies are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Illinois Huskies are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.

The Idaho Vandals are averaging 75.1 points on 50.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Isaac Jones is averaging 20.2 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Divant’e Moffitt is averaging 16.6 points and 5.4 assists. Terren Frank is the third double-digit scorer and Yusef Salih is grabbing 1 rebound. The Idaho Vandals are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho Vandals are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.1 rebounds per game.

The Huskies are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games and 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Vandals are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in Vandals last 5 overall.

The Idaho Vandals have shown to have offensive firepower through 7 games, but that hasn’t translated to many wins. The Northern Illinois Huskies have the edge defensively in this matchup, and they’ve been covering machines dating back to the end of last season. NIU is just the easier team to trust, given the trends and the inability of Idaho to finish games. I’ll lay the bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Northern Illinois Huskies -1.5

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