Northern Illinois vs. Ohio - 1/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Illinois vs. Ohio - 1/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio Bobcats (10-10) at Northern Illinois Huskies (11-9)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Convocation Center)

The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies -3 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ohio Bobcats and Northern Illinois Huskies meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the NIU Convocation Center.

The Ohio Bobcats need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Ohio Bobcats are averaging 71.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Jason Preston is averaging 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Ben Vander Plas is averaging 15.4 points and 6.9 rebounds. Jordan Dartis is the third double-digit scorer and Lunden McDay is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Ohio Bobcats are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio Bobcats are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The Ohio Bobcats have lost three of their last four road games.

The Northern Illinois Huskies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Northern Illinois Huskies are averaging 67.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Eugene German is averaging 19.6 points and 2.7 assists while Lacey James is averaging 9.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Trendon Hankerson is dishing 2.1 assists and Darius Beane is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Northern Illinois Huskies are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Illinois Huskies are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Northern Illinois Huskies have won six of their last eight home games.

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The Ohio Bobcats are starting to fall apart during this losing stretch and it all starts on defense where they're allowing 77.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting in their last five games. The Northern Illinois Huskies win at home by an average of 8.4 points while allowing 37.8 percent shooting from the field. The Northern Illinois Huskies have also won the last three meetings against Ohio and two of those wins were double-digit victories. I'll lay the bucket with the Huskies on their home court.

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