Where: University Arena (MI), Kalamazoo, MI
When: Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 PM. ET.
The Western Michigan Broncos will be trying to snap their 10-game losing streak when they take on the Northern Illinois Broncos on Tuesday night.
Huskies Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing Streak
The Huskies have struggled over the past week and have lost their last three games. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and pick up their second win in their last five games when they face the Broncos on Tuesday.
The Huskies fall in Ypsilanti. Dante Thorpe scores a team-high 13 points. NIU will travel to Western Michigan on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/V2Uobf2Xex
— NIU Men's Basketball (@GoHuskiesMBB) February 9, 2019
Northern Illinois has played well offensively, averaging 74.7 points per game. The team is shooting 48 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range.
Eugene German leads the way for the Huskies with 20 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Levi Bradley is averaging 14.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while Dante Thorpe is averaging 14.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.
The Huskies have played well defensively and are holding opponents to 70.9 points per game. They gave up 66 points per game in their last three games and will need their offense to step up if they want to win this game.
Broncos Looking For First Conference Win
The Broncos haven’t had much go well for them this season, especially in conference play, where they have lost their first 10 games. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and pick up their first MAC win of the season when they face the Huskies on Tuesday.
— WMU Men's Basketball (@WMUMBB) February 10, 2019
Western Michigan has struggled offensively, averaging 70.7 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range.
Michael Flowers leads the team with 16.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Seth Dugan is averaging 15.8 points and nine rebounds per game, while Josh Davis is averaging 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
The Broncos have struggled defensively and are giving up 76.4 points per game. They have given up 82 points per game in their last three games and need to play better if they want to get past the Huskies on Tuesday.
Western Michigan is:
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Northern Illinois is:
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Broncos have struggled against the spread, losing their last four games and four of their last five home games against teams with losing road records. The Huskies have played well against the spread, winning their last five games against teams with losing records and their last four road games against teams with losing home records.
Prediction: Northern Illinois Huskies
Full-Game Total Pick
The Huskies have played over the total in seven of their last nine games against teams with losing records and in five of their last seven games against teams with losing home records. The Broncos have played over the total in 12 of their last 15 games following an ATS loss and in their last six Tuesday games.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Broncos will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Huskies in the first half of their last three games, averaging 32.3 points per game while the Huskies average 23 points per game.
Prediction: Western Michigan Broncos
Half-Time Total Bet
The Huskies and Broncos are averaging 55.3 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will fall short of the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.