Eastern Michigan Eagles visit Northern Illinois Huskies in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds
Eastern Michigan travels to Northern Illinois on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 12-15 record with a victory over the Huskies.
The Huskies are 5-20 so far on the season, and 12-12 ATS vs. the number. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 12-15 and 13-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Northern Illinois go 7-15 and the Eagles go 10-10 on the totals.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Northern Illinois Huskies as 1-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 276 and the Eagles at No. 158 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 56-51 result in favor of the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 214 in NCAA hoops at 33.9 per game. Contrast that with Northern Illinois’s No. 221 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Illinois is the No. 318-ranked team in the country at 4.6 per game, while Eastern Michigan rates No. 307 at 4.8 per game.
Defensively, Eastern Michigan features the nation's No. 195-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.5 points per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 346 nationally in scoring at home.
Eastern Michigan was a 57-54 loser in their most recent outing at home against Missouri State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Eastern Michigan suffered a 57-54 loss against Missouri State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Derek Thompson in a losing effort at EMU Convocation Center.
In their last action, Northern Illinois was a 59-47 loser at home against Eastern Illinois. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Northern Illinois got 17 points from Abdel Nader but lost anyway, 59-47, to Eastern Illinois on Saturday at NIU Convocation Center.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Western Michigan are 6-4
After playing Missouri State are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5
Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Central Michigan are 4-6
After playing Eastern Illinois are 1-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Eagles at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Northern Illinois
Eastern Michigan is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Northern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Northern Illinois is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Eastern Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan home to Western Michigan, Saturday, March 2
Northern Illinois home to Central Michigan, Saturday, March 2