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Northwestern vs Northern Illinois 11/11/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Northern Illinois Huskies (0-1) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (1-0)
November 11, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -16.5 / Northern Illinois Huskies +16.5 ; Over/Under: -
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The Northern Illinois Huskies and the Northwestern Wildcats meet Friday in college basketball action from Welsh-Ryan Arena. Northern Illinois is 0-1 so far following a loss to Illinois Springfield in their opener. As for Northwestern, they’re coming off a win over Chicago State in their first outing. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Northern Illinois posted a rough campaign in 2021-22. The Huskies managed a 9-21 overall record with a 6-14 run in Mid-American Conference games. That would leave Northern Illinois just two spots out of the basement in the standings at season’s end. 

Northern Illinois got off to a rough start in their Monday opener versus Illinois Springfield. The Huskies were up by one at halftime but eventually fell 83-77. David Coit led the team on 31 points, and Keshawn Williams added 23 points. 

Over on the Northwestern side, they managed to go 15-16 overall last year with a 7-13 record in a very tough Big Ten Conference. The Wildcats finished ahead of only Nebraska and Minnesota in the standings and lost to Iowa in the conference tourney. 

Northwestern didn’t have too much trouble versus Chicago State in their first game of the season. The Wildcats scored 48 second-half points on the way to an 85-54 win. Robbie Beran put up 20 points with seven boards, and Boo Buie added 16 points. 

PICK: I’m going to stay with Northwestern. The Wildcats took care of business versus an overmatched Chicago State team in their season opener. Northwestern shot 42.9 percent from the field and 47.6 percent from 3-point range, adding 48 rebounds and 20 assists in a nice overall effort. As for Northern Illinois, they’re still reeling after a flat performance versus an Illinois Springfield team that they should have beaten. Northwestern marks an uptick in competition, and I don’t think NIU can keep up. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Northwestern Wildcats -16.5

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