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Eastern Michigan Eagles Visit Northern Illinois Huskies in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Northern Illinois Huskies will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at NIU Convocation Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northern Illinois Huskies were listed as 0-point at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies sit at 12-2 (6-3 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Eastern Michigan Eagles are currently 9-5 (3-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Northern Illinois is 4-5 OU, and Eastern Michigan is 5-2 OU.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 97 (Northern Illinois) and the No. 172 (Eastern Michigan) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 90 nationally ranked offense (77.29 points per game) against a Eastern Michigan Eagles defense that sits as the No. 142 at 70.43 PPG. The Northern Illinois Huskies have been averaging 44.24% from the field, less than the Eagles have managed so far this season (45.21% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Central Michigan was victimized by Ray Lee for 32 points as the Eagles defeated the Chippewas 99-80 in college hoops action on Wednesday.

Ohio was victimized for 22 points and 22 rebounds by Marin Maric as the Huskies bested the Bobcats 80-69 in college basketball action on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Michigan is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Eastern Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Eastern Michigan is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Northern Illinois is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Michigan
  • Northern Illinois is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Eastern Michigan

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Michigan home to Buffalo, Tuesday, January 12th
Northern Illinois at Toledo, Tuesday, January 12th

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