Northern Illinois at Kent State - 1/11/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Kent State Golden Flashes (7-7) vs Northern Illinois Huskies (3-8)
Game Info: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A & C Center)
Betting Odds: Kent State Golden Flashes -15.5 -- Over/Under: 131 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Northern Illinois Huskies will travel to play the Kent State Golden Flashes in a MAC game on Tuesday night.
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 3-8 (0-1) this season and have lost two games in a row. Northern Illinois is coming off of a loss to Toledo by a score of 94-63 in their last game. Northern Illinois allowed their opponent to shoot 55% from the field in the loss. Kaleb Thornton led the Huskies with 12 points and 5 rebounds in the game. Northern Illinois is averaging 57.3 points per game and is giving up 69.5 points per game against, while also averaging 31.8 rebounds per game and 9.6 assists per game. Keshawn Williams is averaging 13.9 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game, while Trendon Hankerson is averaging 10.1 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Huskies. Northern Illinois is shooting 37.3% on field goals, 64.4% on free throws, and 31.7% on three pointers.
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 7-7 (2-2) this season and have won two of their last three games. Kent State is coming off of a loss to Ohio by a score of 80-72 in their last game. Kent State allowed their opponent to shoot 50% from the field and make 20 free throws in the loss. Sincere Carry led the Golden Flashes with 26 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Kent State is averaging 69.9 points per game and is giving up 63.8 points per game against, while also averaging 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Sincere Carry is averaging 17.4 points per game and 5 assists per game, while Malique Jacobs is averaging 12.1 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Golden Flashes. Kent State is shooting 42.3% on field goals, 79.8% on free throws, and 30.1% on three pointers.
Northern Illinois is 9-21-1 ATS in their last 31 games. The over is 8-2 in Northern Illinois’ last 10 games following an ATS loss. Kent State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. The under is 10-4-1 in Kent State’s last 15 games. The underdog is 7-3-1 ATS in these two teams last 11 meetings.
Northern Illinois is coming off of an absolute beat down by Toledo and will face a tough test on the road in this game. Kent State has a couple of conference wins by a combined four points. I like Kent State to win this game, but I am taking Northern Illinois to keep it within 15.
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