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Northern Illinois HuskiesBuffalo Bulls
6-6January 08, 2014, 07:00 | Alumni Arena6-4



The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Buffalo and Northern Illinois on Wednesday, with the host Bulls trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Buffalo will face the 6-6 Huskies, who own a 4-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulls are 4-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Huskies are 3-6-1 favoring the OVER.

View Northern Illinois Huskies vs Buffalo Bulls Odds and Stats.

The Bulls were listed as -13.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Bulls sit at No. 199 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Huskies sit at No. 244 on the same chart.

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Northern Illinois was a 65-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bethune-Cookman. The Huskies grabbed a 65-51 win over the Wildcats on Friday, behind a 11-point effort from Darrell Bowie at NIU Convocation Center.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 55-52 winner as they battled Drexel on the road. They covered in the match as an 8-point underdog. The Bulls grabbed a 55-52 win over the Dragons on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Javon McCrea at John A. Daskalakis Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 159-ranked offense, averaging 72.1 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 66 at 66.08 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 42.1% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.25% per game.

A few Huskies at Bulls trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Northern Illinois is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
Northern Illinois is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Buffalo is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Buffalo is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois


Next up:
Northern Illinois at Bowling Green, Sunday, January 12th
Buffalo at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, January 11th

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