Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Betting Prediction 02/15/20

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The Northern Illinois Huskies (15-10, 8-4 MAC) will be at John D. Millett Hall to clash against the Miami (OH) RedHawks (9-15, 2-9 MAC) in a MAC matchup. The game gets underway at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Northern Illinois Huskies at Miami (OH) RedHawks Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The RedHawks fell to the Toledo Rockets, 65-57, while the Huskies were defeated by the Ball State Cardinals, 63-59.

Northern Illinois forced Ball State into a turnover percentage of 22.1 (above their season average of 16.2) while Miami (OH) had a turnover percentage of 9.7 (better than their season average of 15.0). Mekhi Lairy played well for Miami (OH) with 14 points. Meanwhile, Northern Illinois was led by Eugene German, who had 18 points and seven rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, German led the Huskies to a 70-55 victory. He scored a game-high 21 points. Northern Illinois’ 0.241 free throw rate was their largest strength over Miami (OH), who had a rate of 0.138.

Miami (OH) should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. Miami (OH) ranks 42nd in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.8 percent), while Northern Illinois forces the 74th-fewest turnovers (17.8 percent).

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Odds Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Miami (OH), ATS Winner – Miami (OH), O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Northern Illinois averages 39.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 28th in the country. Miami (OH) ranks 244th in rebounds allowed per game (37.7).
  • The Huskies are 21st in the country with 5.1 steals allowed per game while the RedHawks are 37th with 5.4 steals allowed per game.
  • The RedHawks average 25.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 54th in the country. The Huskies rank 255th in three pointers allowed per game (24.8).
  • Miami (OH) ranks 186th in assists per game (12.3) while Northern Illinois ranks 255th (10.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The RedHawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 11.6, up from 0.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Huskies have scored an average of 62.6 points per game (3.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 58.4 points per game (5.0 below their season average).