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Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo - 1/22/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Buffalo at Northern Illinois
Date & Time Tuesday January 22, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
NIU Convocation Center
DeKalb, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Northern Illinois +9 -- Over/Under: 158
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Buffalo Bulls and Northern Illinois Huskies meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the NIU Convocation Center.

The Buffalo Bulls look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Buffalo Bulls are averaging 84.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting. CJ Massinburg is averaging 17.8 points and 6.5 rebounds while Jeremy Harris is averaging 15 points and 2.9 assists. Nick Perkins is the third double-digit scorer and Jayvon Graves is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Buffalo Bulls are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Buffalo Bulls are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Buffalo Bulls have won seven of their last eight road games.

The Northern Illinois Huskies look for a statement win after splitting their last eight games. The Northern Illinois Huskies are averaging 77.4 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Eugene German is averaging 20.7 points and 2.9 assists while Levi Bradley is averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. Dante Thorpe is the third double-digit scorer and Lacey James is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Northern Illinois Huskies are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Illinois Huskies are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Northern Illinois Huskies have won five of their last six home games.

The Bulls are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Mid-American, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Huskies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Mid-American. The Bulls are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Northern Illinois and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Huskies last 6 overall. The over is 21-8-1 in Bulls last 30 road games.

The Buffalo Bulls are a legit NCAA Tournament team and have been covering a great deal of their victories as well. On the flip side, the Northern Illinois Huskies are 10-6 ATS on the season, 5-1 ATS at home and one of the better offensive teams in the country. At home, NIU is shooting 50.6 percent from the field, 40.2 percent from deep and outscoring teams by an average of 11.7 points. This won't be an easy game for Buffalo and it's one of the bigger games of the season for Northern Illinois. I'll take my chances with the points and the the Huskies at home.

Pick:
Northern Illinois +9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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