The Huskies have a new coach in Ricardo Patton but don’t have much talent returning to make a mark versus basketball lines.
NCAA basketball lines stats show that the leading returning scorer for the Huskies is Ryan Paradise. He is a guard that averaged 10.1 points per game according to basketball lines stats. He is the leading returning three-point shooter as well according to NCAA basketball lines stats. Also returning is Cody Yelder who averaged 9.8 points per game as a freshman according to NCAA basketball lines stats. He shot 51.8% (73-for-141) from the field according to NCAA basketball line stats. He knocked down 40.9% (9-for-22) of his three-point attempts according to basketball lines stats. Also returning is forward Shaun Logan who averaged 7.6 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game according to NCAA basketball lines stats. Returning is Zach Pancratz who averaged 8.9 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game according to NCAA basketball lines stats.
Also returning according to NCAA basketball lines experts are Egan Grafel who didn’t do much last season, Bristan Kelley who got a little playing time, Richard Oruche who played very little, and Ben Rand who averaged 4.9 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per game according to NCAA basketball lines stats. The newcomers according to NCAA basketball lines experts are
Darion Anderson, Najul Ervin, Jeremy Landers, and Sean Smith.
The bottom line for Northern Illinois this season according to basketball lines experts is that they are going to struggle. There is not a star player on the roster and getting consistent scoring according to NCAA basketball lines experts could be difficult. Head coach Patton really didn’t do much at Colorado and may not have any better success at Northern Illinois. It is definitely a rebuilding time for the program. Experts that look at NCAA basketball lines odds are looking to probably go against Northern Illinois for the most part in the 2007-2008 season.