Northern Illinois vs. Toledo - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Illinois vs. Toledo - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Toledo (15-14) at Northern Illinois (17-12)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Convocation Center)

The Line: Northern Illinois -1.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toledo Rockets (15-14, CONF 7-9) and Northern Illinois Huskies (17-12, CONF 10-6) face off in a MAC conference showdown at the NIU Convocation Center. Northern Illinois beat Toledo 66-61 earlier this season. 

Toledo is playing some good basketball right now having won three games in a row and covering the spread in each of those games. Two of the games for Toledo the defense was strong and in the other game it was the offense that made the difference. 

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Two games ago against Central Michigan, the offense was elite putting up 93 points and that led to a 12 point victory. 

Against Central Michigan, it was Marreon Jackson who paced the Rockets putting up 37 points in 38 minutes. 

Northern Illinois is coming off a loss, but over the last ten games they only have three of those. Over the last ten games, Northern Illinois has also covered six of the spreads.

Northern Illinois is a slower-paced team and even at home this season they are averaging only 67.2 points per game. 

The real strength of the Huskies has been the defense giving up 63.1 points per game but over hte last five games that number has jumped to 70.4

 The star of the Huskies is Eugene German who is averaging 20.5 points while shooting 42.2 percent from the field. In each of the last four games, German has scored at least 20 points. 

Toledo is 5-15-1 against the spread in their last 21 games overall. The road team is 10-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between Toledo and Northern Illinois. Toledo is 3-7 against the spread in their last ten meetings against Central Michigan.

The under is 6-2 in the Huskies last eight games played on Tuesday. The under is 35-17 in the Northern Illinois last 52 games overall. 

Northern Illinois has been a strong team at home, and with their strong defense they should have no issues in this game. Look for Toledo to be slowed down on offense and that will be enough to come away with a win and cover the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Northern Illinois -1.5

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