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Northern Illinois vs Bowling Green Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Huskies vs Falcons Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Northern Illinois Huskies at Bowling Green Falcons
- Where: Bowling Green at Stroh Center
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Northern Illinois +5, NILL +175 | BOWLGR -223 O/U 152.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Bowling Green, the Northern Illinois Huskies will be taking the floor for the 23rd time this season and have an overall record of 9-13. So far, the Huskies have played 15 games on the road, with a record of 6-9. For the season, Northern Illinois has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 5-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Huskies being +5 point underdogs.
Northern Illinois will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer David Coit who is averaging 15.73 points per game for the Huskies. Coit is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Huskies’ offensive game plan is the play of Keshawn Williams who has hit 47.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 17.87 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Northern Illinois this season, as they are currently ranked 400th in college basketball at 64.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Huskies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.8%, placing them 375th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Northern Illinois, the Bowling Green Falcons will be taking the floor for the 23rd time this season and have an overall record of 10-12. Currently, the Falcons have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 6-5. The Falcons’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Bowling Green has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 5-3.
Bowling Green’s leading scorer this season is Leon Ayers III, who is averaging 18.55 points per contest. So far, III has accounted for 21.44% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.14 rebounds per game and 3.32 assists. Samari Curtis is the second leading scorer for the Falcons, averaging 12.14 points per game. Between him and Curtis, they are accounting for 34.8% of the team’s scoring.
Bowling Green comes into today’s matchup vs Northern Illinois, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 80.3 points per game. Through 22 games, they have hit 43.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Falcons have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 226th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Bowling Green Falcons -5
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Northern Illinois Huskies and Bowling Green Falcons is to get money down on the Bowling Green to win an cover as -5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.23 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Bowling Green Falcons at -5.