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Northern Illinois HuskiesSIU Edwardsville Cougars
Feb 18, 2:00 PM | Vadalabene Center

Northern Illinois Huskies vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds

3-21TEAM RECORD7-16

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between SIU Edwardsville and Northern Illinois on Saturday, with the host Cougars trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Cougars sit at 7-16 (11-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Huskies are currently 3-21 (9-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? SIU Edwardsville is 11-8 OU, and Northern Illinois is 8-13 OU.

View Northern Illinois vs SIU Edwardsville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cougars in this one, they're listed as 4-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cougars, most recently No. 315 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Huskies, who rate No. 317 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 59-51 victory for the Cougars.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature SIU Edwardsville's No. 293-rated squad against Northern Illinois's No. 124-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, SIU Edwardsville rates No. 118 in the country with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 218 nationally with 5.7 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Illinois owns the country's No. 292-rated mark, allowing 75.3 points per game on the highway. SIU Edwardsville, on the other hand, rates No. 231 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Illinois, they were a 78-53 loser as they battled Western Michigan at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. Northern Illinois was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Western Michigan and falling by a 78-53 score at NIU Convocation Center.

SIU Edwardsville lost its last outing, a 73-66 result against Eastern Illinois on February 15. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Jerome Jones scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 73-66 to Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena on Wednesday).

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 7-3
After playing Western Michigan are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-3
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 1-2
After playing Eastern Illinois are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Huskies at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of SIU Edwardsville's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of SIU Edwardsville's last 5 games at home
SIU Edwardsville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
SIU Edwardsville is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan, Wednesday, February 22
SIU Edwardsville at Eastern Kentucky, Thursday, February 23

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