Northern Illinois and Ball State face off for conference matchup

Ball State Cardinals (12-13, 4-8 MAC) at Northern Illinois Huskies (9-16, 3-9 MAC)

DeKalb, Illinois; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Huskies -1; over/under is 145.5

BOTTOM LINE: Basheer Jihad and the Ball State Cardinals take on David Coit and the Northern Illinois Huskies in MAC play Tuesday.

The Huskies have gone 5-6 in home games. Northern Illinois has a 6-12 record against teams above .500.

The Cardinals are 4-8 against MAC opponents. Ball State averages 74.1 points and has outscored opponents by 2.9 points per game.

Northern Illinois is shooting 44.8% from the field this season, 0.6 percentage points lower than the 45.4% Ball State allows to opponents. Ball State averages 74.1 points per game, 4.3 fewer than the 78.4 Northern Illinois allows.

TOP PERFORMERS: Coit is scoring 19.0 points per game with 3.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists for the Huskies. Xavier Amos is averaging 16.4 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 49.6% over the past 10 games for Northern Illinois.

Davion Bailey averages 2.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Cardinals, scoring 12.0 points while shooting 42.7% from beyond the arc. Jihad is shooting 46.6% and averaging 19.4 points over the past 10 games for Ball State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Huskies: 3-7, averaging 69.2 points, 33.8 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 4.8 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 42.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 77.3 points per game.

Cardinals: 4-6, averaging 74.3 points, 34.5 rebounds, 13.2 assists, 5.7 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 73.6 points.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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