Northern Illinois Huskies at Butler Bulldogs Free Prediction


A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the Butler Bulldogs (6-2) when they clash against the Northern Illinois Huskies (5-3) at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The game is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Butler Bulldogs ATS Odds

Both teams won big over their last opponent. The Bulldogs defeated the Miami (OH) RedHawks 90-68, while the Huskies beat the Rockford University Regents 93-54.

Northern Illinois played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.233 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.7. Rockford University was 0.117 and 23.7, respectively, for those same stats. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.207 vs. 0.095) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (46.2 vs. 23.5). Paul Jorgensen fueled Butler with 17 points and seven rebounds. Lacey James led the way for Northern Illinois, contributing 17 points.

Butler could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their high-octane offense faces off against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. Since the 2017-18 season, the Bulldogs rank 55th in offensive efficiency, while Northern Illinois ranks 292nd in defensive efficiency.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Butler Bulldogs Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Butler, ATS Winner – Butler, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Butler ranks 116th in three pointers attempted per game (23.3) while Northern Illinois ranks 301st (16.5).
  • The Huskies rank 208th in rebounds per game (34.8) while the Bulldogs rank 235th (34.0).
  • Northern Illinois is 23rd in the country with 5.0 steals allowed per game while Butler is 33rd with 5.2 steals allowed per game.
  • The Bulldogs rank 73rd in assists allowed per game (12.0) while the Huskies rank 244th (14.8).
  • Butler ranks 199th in blocks per game (2.8) while Northern Illinois ranks 254th (1.9).