Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 13, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 12, 2024

On Tuesday at NIU Convocation Center, the Northern Illinois Huskies (8-15, 2-8 MAC) will meet the Buffalo Bulls (3-20, 1-9 MAC) — with Buffalo’s Sy Chatman among the players to watch — tipping off at 8:00 PM ET. Tuesday’s matchup between the Huskies and the Bulls features the Huskies as healthy 9-point favorites. The point total for the game is set at 149.

Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo Betting Lines

Northern Illinois vs Buffalo Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Northern Illinois -9 149 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Northern Illinois (-9)
Total Pick Over (149)

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Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo Stat Rankings

Northern Illinois Avg. (Rank) Buffalo Avg. (Rank)
75.6 (134th) Points Scored 67.4 (323rd)
78.6 (334th) Points Allowed 80.4 (351st)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
9.0 (145th) Off. Rebounds 9.1 (140th)
7.5 (177th) 3pt Made 6.7 (250th)
10.4 (342nd) Assists 12.2 (262nd)
12.4 (277th) Turnovers 14.0 (343rd)

Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo Betting Trends

  • The Huskies have seven wins in 20 games against the spread this season.
  • The Huskies have seen 12 of their 20 games go over the point total.
  • Northern Illinois’ games have finished with more than 149 points 13 times so far this year.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 149 points, 5.2 fewer than the average total in this season’s Huskies contests.
  • Buffalo’s record against the spread is 7-14-0.
  • The Bulls’ ATS record as 9-point underdogs or greater is 6-5.
  • There have been 12 Northern Illinois’ games (out of 20) that went over the total this season.
  • Bulls games have finished with over 149 points scored seven times this year.
  • The over/under for this game is 1.2 points higher than the average scoring total for Buffalo’s games (147.8).

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Northern Illinois Impact Players

  • Xavier Amos registers a team-high 5.8 rebounds per game. In addition, he’s posting 13.6 points and 1.2 assists, shooting 49.8% from the field and 38.5% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game.
  • Zarique Nutter is averaging 15.8 points, 2.1 assists and 5.7 rebounds per contest.
  • Yanic Konan Niederhauser posts 6.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 0.2 assists per contest, shooting 61.3% from the floor.
  • Philmon Gebrewhit puts up 9.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

Buffalo Impact Players

  • Chatman is posting a team-best 18.0 points per game. And he is delivering 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists, making 46.0% of his shots from the floor and 25.9% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 triples per contest.
  • Jonnivius Smith paces the Bulls in rebounding (8.7 per game), and puts up 7.8 points and 0.9 assists. He also puts up 0.6 steals and 1.2 blocked shots.
  • Isaiah Adams is the Bulls’ top assist man (3.6 per game), and he posts 13.2 points and 3.8 rebounds.
  • Anquan Boldin Jr. gives the Bulls 7.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. He also puts up 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocked shots.
  • The Bulls receive 8.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game from Shawn Fulcher.

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