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Huskies face Eastern Michigan Eagles: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Northern Illinois HuskiesEastern Michigan Eagles
March 5, 7:00 PM | EMU Convocation Center

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds

4-25TEAM RECORD14-17

Northern Illinois travels to Eastern Michigan on Monday, hoping to boost its 4-25 record with a victory over the Eagles.

This game is part of the MAC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings.

Eastern Michigan will face the 4-25 Huskies, who own a 13-12-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 11-15 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Huskies are 9-17 favoring the OVER.

View Northern Illinois vs Eastern Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Eagles as 8.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 195 (Eagles) and the No. 319 (Huskies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 53-46 result in favor of the Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Eastern Michigan's No. 342-ranked scoring average of 53.3 PPG, against a Huskies defense rated No. 207 and allowing 68 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 37.6% to date this season, more than the Huskies shooters have managed so far (36.7% per game).

Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 219-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 342 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Illinois was a 62-51 loser in its last match on the road against Ball State. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. The Huskies endured a 62-51 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Abdel Nader at Worthen Arena.

Last time out for Eastern Michigan, they were a 76-51 loser as they battled Toledo on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Eastern Michigan was run off the court by the Rockets on Saturday as Toledo routed them 76-51 at Savage Arena.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
After playing Ball State are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
After playing Toledo are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Huskies at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northern Illinois's last 9 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Northern Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games

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