Northern Illinois at Central Michigan: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Central Michigan Chippewas (7-15) vs Northern Illinois Huskies (2-16)
Game Info: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm (McGuirk Arena)
Betting Odds: Central Michigan Chippewas -6 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Northern Illinois Huskies and Central Michigan Chippewas face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at McGuirk Arena.
The Northern Illinois Huskies come into this game with a 2-16 record overall and coming into this game they have won seven games in a row. In the last game against Western Michigan, the offense could only manage 63 points and that led to a 10 point defeat. Northern Illinois on the season is averaging 61.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 77.6 points per game. Trendon Hankerson has been the best player for Northern Illinois averaging 13.2 points while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 25 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Central Michigan Chippewas who come into this game with a 7-15 record overall and they have lost eight of their last nine games. The one win during that stretch came in the last game against Toledo Rockets by two points, a shocking upset. In that last game, Central Michigan was 17 point underdogs. Central Michigan on the season is averaging 73.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 82.1 points per game. The Chippewas defense is allowing opponents to shoot 47 percent from the field. Travon Broadway Jr has been the best player for Central Michigan averaging 17.9 points while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the three point line.
Northern Illinois is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 road games. Northern Illinois is 7-18-1 against the spread in their last 26 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Central Michigan’s last 10 home games.
Central Michigan was impressive in their last game and they are going to find success in this game. Look for for their offense to find success, Northern Illinois is going to not keep up and that will lead to Central Michigan coming away with a cover of the spread.