Kent State at Northern Illinois: 3/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Kent State at Northern Illinois: 3/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jeff Lange / USA TODAY NETWORK

Northern Illinois Huskies (8-20) vs Kent State Golden Flashes (19-9)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Convocation Center)

Betting Odds: Northern Illinois Huskies +6.5 -- Over/Under: 129 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kent State Golden Flashes and Northern Illinois Huskies face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the NIU Convocation Center. When these two teams faced off on January 11th it was Northern Illinois that won 65-63. 

Malique Jacobs and Sincere Carry led the way for Kent State scoring 16 points. Kaleb Thorton was the top player for Northern Illinois scoring 17 points. 

Kent State comes into this game with a 19-9 record overall and they have gone 14-11-1 against the spread. Kent State has won ten games in a row but they were tested in the last game against Central Michigan. It took 43 points in the second half to secure the two point victory. Kent State is averaging 71.6 points while their defense is giving up 64.4 points per game. Sincere Carry was the top player for Kent State averaging 18.6 points while shooting 44.7 percent from the field. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Northern Illinois Huskies who sit with an 8-20 record and they have gone 17-11 against the spread. The Huskies have lost four games in a row including the last two games against Buffalo. The Huskies only scored 60 points and that led to the ten point defeat. Northern Illinois is averaging 64.6 points while their defense is giving up 72.4 points per game. Keshawn Williams has been the top player for Northern Illinois averaging 16.4 points while shooting 44.2 percent from the field. 

Northern Illinois is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games overall. Kent State is 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six games played on Tuesday. The over is 6-1-1 in the Huskies last eight games as a home underdog. The Under is 6-1 in the Huskies last seven home games against a team with a winning road record.

Northern Illinois has done a good job of being competitive as of late and that is going to be the case again in this game. The Huskies are going to do a good job of slowing down the pace of this play, and that is going to be the difference as they keep it close. Back Northern Illinois against the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Northern Illinois +6.5

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