The Northern Illinois Huskies (4-1) travel to face off against the Northwestern Wildcats (4-1) on Monday, November 27th. This game will be played at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston and televised on B1G+. Northern Illinois is coming off a win in their previous game, while Northwestern is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Mississippi State. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Northern Illinois Huskies vs Northwestern Wildcats
The Northern Illinois Huskies Are Coming Off A Win
Northern Illinois has a 4-1 record heading into their 6th game of the season. In their last ten road games, they have a 6-4 record, which includes games from last year. Heading into today’s game, Northern Illinois holds a 4-1 ATS record. In their last five games, the team has been a perfect 4-0 vs. the spread.
Northern Illinois comes in with an over/under record of 4-1-0 through five games, with their games averaging a combined 164.8 points per game so far. When assessing the Huskies’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 85 points per game.
The Northwestern Wildcats Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This will be the sixth game of the season for Northwestern, and their overall record is 4-1. In the five home games they have played including last year, Northwestern has a record of 1-4. Against the spread, Northwestern has a current record of 1-3 for the year. In their previous ten games, which includes last season, Northwestern has gone 5-4-1 ATS.
Looking at their over/under performance through five games, Northwestern has an over/under record of 1-4-0, with their games averaging 129.6 points per game on average. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 68 points per game.
Northern Illinois Offense Breakdown
Northern Illinois’ offense is coming off a strong performance vs. DePaul, finishing the game with a total of 89 points. Their season average is now 87.5 points per game. One area that the Northern Illinois offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 5th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 49%.
|David Coit (G)
|Zarique Nutter (G)
|Philmon Gebrewhit (G)
Northwestern Offense Breakdown
The Northwestern offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 57 points versus Mississippi State. During the game, they attempted 26 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 37.7%. For the season, the Northwestern offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 328th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 43%.
|Boo Buie (G)
|Brooks Barnhizer (G)
|Ryan Langborg (G)
Northern Illinois Team Defense
The Huskies’ defense is presently ranked 179th nationally, allowing an average of 76.8 points per contest. Northern Illinois’ three-point defense is currently 39th in the country at 5.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 35.6% of their shots vs. Northern Illinois.
Northwestern Team Defense
Northwestern’s defense has been playing well, ranking 34th nationally, with 62.6 points allowed per game. Northwestern’s three-point defense is currently 94th in the country at 8.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.5% of their shots vs. Northwestern.
Huskies vs Wildcats Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Northern Illinois has an ATS record of just 9-1. However, their overall record was 6-4 while averaging 76 points per game.
- Across their last three home contests, Northwestern has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 61 points per game.
- Through their last three games as the underdog, the Huskies have an ATS record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
- Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Wildcats have an overall record of 5-0 while going 2-2-1 against the spread.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Wildcats vs. Huskies matchup, our bet is to grab the Huskies at +12.5. Even though our projections have the Wildcats winning 75-68, we see the Huskies as the play on the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 144.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.
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