MAC Tournament - Northern Illinois Huskies visit Eastern Michigan Eagles in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Northern Illinois Huskies vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds
Eastern Michigan looks to cover the Eagles-Huskies pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 14-17 mark when they host Northern Illinois in college basketball wagering action.
This game is part of the MAC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings.
The Eagles currently sports a 14-17 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-10-1 ATS. The Huskies are 5-24 and 13-15 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eagles produce a 12-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Huskies have gone 7-19 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Huskies were listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Huskies odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Eastern Michigan is rated No. 147 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northern Illinois is at No. 271. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 56-49 win for the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 223 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.7 per game. That compares with Eastern Michigan’s No. 220 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Michigan is college basketball's No. 303-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 328 with 4.4 per game.
Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 87-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 331 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Northern Illinois, they were a 53-51 loser as they battled Ball State on the road. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. The Huskies endured a 53-51 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Saturday, despite a 10-point effort from Darrell Bowie at Worthen Arena.
Eastern Michigan lost its last outing, a 78-67 result against Toledo on March 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Eastern Michigan got 25 points from Derek Thompson on the way to a 78-67 loss against Toledo on Saturday at EMU Convocation Center.
Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
After playing Ball State are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
After playing Toledo are 2-8
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 when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
Eastern Michigan is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois