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College Basketball Matchup - Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Northern Illinois Huskies Odds Preview

Northern Illinois HuskiesMiami (Ohio) RedHawks
Jan 9, 7:00 PM | Millett Hall

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds

2-10TEAM RECORD5-7

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Huskies of Northern Illinois hit the hard court against the RedHawks of Miami (Ohio).

Miami (Ohio) will face the 2-10 Huskies, who own a 6-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the RedHawks are 5-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Huskies are 1-8 favoring the OVER.

View Northern Illinois vs Miami (Ohio) Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The RedHawks were listed as 8.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 271-rated Northern Illinois taking on the No. 291-rated RedHawks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 61-57 win for the RedHawks on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami (Ohio)'s No. 187 nationally ranked offense (67.1 points per game) against a Huskies defense that sits as the No. 149 at 65 PPG. The RedHawks have been averaging 42.7% from the field, more than the Huskies have managed so far this season (37.5% on average).

Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 188-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Miami (Ohio), meanwhile, comes in at No. 63 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Illinois, they were a 64-59 loser as they battled Massachusetts at home. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Northern Illinois suffered a 64-59 loss against Massachusetts on Saturday, getting 15 points from Abdel Nader in a losing effort at NIU Convocation Center.

In their last action, Miami (Ohio) was a 70-69 loser at home against Massachusetts. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Miami (Ohio) suffered a 70-69 loss against Massachusetts on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Allen Roberts in a losing effort at Millett Hall.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Akron are 4-6
After playing Massachusetts are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Huskies at RedHawks trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio) is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
Miami (Ohio) is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Northern Illinois
Miami (Ohio) is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Akron, Saturday, January 12
Miami (Ohio) at Buffalo, Saturday, January 12