Northern Illinois Huskies at Bowling Green Falcons Free Prediction 01/18/20

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The Northern Illinois Huskies (9-8, 2-2 MAC) will be at the Stroh Center to square off against the Bowling Green Falcons (12-5, 3-1 MAC) in a MAC matchup. Action starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Bowling Green Falcons Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Falcons won a close one over the Western Michigan Broncos, 85-82, while the Huskies were blown out by the Akron Zips, 72-49.

The Falcons had a superb effective field goal percentage of 0.597 (above their season average of 0.482) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (25.7 vs. 23.5). Northern Illinois, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.6 (above their season average of 30.6). Daeqwon Plowden led the way for Bowling Green, finishing with 19 points and six rebounds. Eugene German played a pivotal role for Northern Illinois with 17 points and eight rebounds.

The Falcons dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent contest, Bowling Green won 71-67. Bowling Green won the rebounding battle. The Falcons had more offensive rebounds (8 vs. 3) and total rebounds (33 vs. 31). This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

Bowling Green could put on a ball-control clinic in this battle. Bowling Green ranks third in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 14.7 percent), while Northern Illinois forces the 44th-fewest turnovers (17.4 percent).

Northern Illinois at Bowling Green ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Bowling Green, ATS Winner – Northern Illinois, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Northern Illinois ranks 30th in rebounds per game (40.4) while Bowling Green ranks 243rd in rebounds allowed per game (38.4).
  • The Falcons rank 48th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while the Huskies rank 84th (3.3).
  • Bowling Green is 26th in the country with 5.2 steals allowed per game while Northern Illinois is 47th with 5.6 steals allowed per game.
  • The Falcons average 23.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 77th in the country. The Huskies rank 224th in three pointers allowed per game (24.8).
  • Bowling Green ranks 139th in assists per game (13.1) while Northern Illinois ranks 230th (10.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Huskies have been outscored by an average of 4.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Northern Illinois has defeated opponents by an average of 2.7 points.
  • During their last five games, the Falcons have scored an average of 77.6 points per game (1.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 75.8 points per game (3.2 above their season average).