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Northern Illinois Huskies Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Buffalo Bulls

Northern Illinois Huskies

vs

Buffalo Bulls
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Alumni Arena

The Buffalo Bulls will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Wednesday when they play host to the Northern Illinois Huskies at Alumni Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Buffalo Bulls Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Buffalo sat as -10-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Buffalo Bulls Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Bulls currently sport a 10-4 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-3 ATS. The Northern Illinois Huskies are 7-6 and 3-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Buffalo Bulls produce a 3-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Northern Illinois Huskies have gone 3-1 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Buffalo Bulls rated this week at No. 117 and the Northern Illinois Huskies sitting at No. 198.

How Northern Illinois Huskies vs Buffalo Bulls Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Northern Illinois is ranked No. 53 in NCAA basketball at 37.69 per game. Contrast that with Buffalo's No. 36 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Buffalo is the No. 146-ranked team in the country at 6.14 per game, while Northern Illinois rates No. 209 at 5.08 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northern Illinois got 21 points from Jordan Threloff but lost anyway, 67-65, to Kent State on Saturday at NIU Convocation Center.

The Bulls got a 23-point effort from Justin Moss, who added 11 rebounds, but Western Michigan still managed to defeat Buffalo 78-68 Saturday at University Arena.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Buffalo Bulls Betting Odds Trends

Northern Illinois is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Buffalo is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Northern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, January 17th
Buffalo at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, January 17th

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