NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Huskies underdogs vs Flyers at Dayton
Northern Illinois Huskies vs Dayton Flyers Odds
The Northern Illinois Huskies will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Flyers in Dayton at Dayton Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.
Dayton will face the 1-4 Huskies, who own a 0-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Flyers are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Huskies are 0-2 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Dayton sat as 22-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Flyers - Huskies odds would favor the Flyers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Dayton is rated No. 183 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northern Illinois is at No. 272. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-55 win for the Flyers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dayton's No. 155 nationally ranked offense (69.7 points per game) against a Huskies defense that sits as the No. 101 at 62.2 PPG. The Flyers have been averaging 46.5% from the field, more than the Huskies have managed so far this season (36.7% on average).
Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 214-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Dayton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 188 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Illinois was a 58-46 loser in their most recent outing at home against Illinois-Chicago. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Northern Illinois suffered a 58-46 loss against Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Sam Mader in a losing effort at NIU Convocation Center.
Last time out for Dayton, they were a 62-61 loser as they battled Weber State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. The Flyers endured a 62-61 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Wednesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Kevin Dillard at Dayton Arena.
Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 0-1
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Alabama are 0-1
After a loss are 6-4
A few Huskies at Flyers trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 1-19 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Dayton is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Dayton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Northern Illinois home to SIU Edwardsville, Wednesday, December 5
Dayton at Alabama, Wednesday, December 5