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Huskies visit Bowling Green Falcons in college basketball clash

Northern Illinois HuskiesBowling Green Falcons
March 8, 7:00 PM | Anderson Arena

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds

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The Bowling Green Falcons will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Anderson Arena on Tuesday in NCAAB play.

This is a conference playoff game in the MAC Tournament.

The Huskies will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 13-10-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Falcons are 12-14 ATS. Northern Illinois is 13-10 against the total, while Bowling Green is 16-9 versus the number.

View Northern Illinois vs Bowling Green Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Falcons as 8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Falcons - Huskies odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Bowling Green is rated No. 290 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northern Illinois is at No. 238. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-64 win for the Falcons.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Bowling Green has the nation's No. 290-rated offensive output, at 64.1 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 298 allowing on average 73.3 PPG. The Falcons FG% has averaged 42.9% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Illinois owns the country's No. 278-rated mark, allowing 75.1 points per game on the highway. Bowling Green, on the other hand, rates No. 303 in scoring at home.

Northern Illinois lost its last outing, a 67-57 result against Ball State on March 5. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. The Huskies got 17 points from Tim Toler, but it was Ball State that prevailed in a 67-57 final on Saturday at Worthen Arena.

Bowling Green was a 73-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Buffalo. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. The Falcons grabbed a 73-63 win over the Bulls on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Dee Brown at Anderson Arena.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
After playing Ball State are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Buffalo are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Huskies at Falcons trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
Northern Illinois is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Bowling Green's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 6 games at home
Bowling Green is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
Bowling Green is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois

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