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Northern Illinois Huskies home to Salukis in NCAAB betting action

Southern Illinois SalukisNorthern Illinois Huskies
Dec 17, 2:00 PM | NIU Convocation Center

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds

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

Supporters of the Salukis have watched them go 1-5 and 0-4 ATS on the year, while the Huskies are at 0-9 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Huskies are 1-6, while the Salukis have a 0-4 mark.

View Southern Illinois vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Northern Illinois sat as 3.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 306 and the Salukis at No. 327 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 56-42 result in favor of the Salukis.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Illinois has the nation's No. 338-rated offensive output, at 53.8 PPG. The visiting Salukis defense ranks No. 50 allowing on average 60.3 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 34.8% so far, more than the Salukis marksmen have achieved on the year, 34.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Illinois owns the country's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 59 points per game on the highway. Northern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 323 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were a 54-43 loser as they battled Western Michigan on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. The Salukis got 15 points from Mamadou Seck, but it was Western Michigan that prevailed in a 54-43 final on Sunday at University Arena.

Northern Illinois was a 75-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against DePaul. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as underdogs. The Huskies were hammered by DePaul on Wednesday, losing by a 75-52 final at NIU Convocation Center in college basketball betting action.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Western Michigan are 1-2
After a loss are 4-6

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Valparaiso are 2-2
After playing DePaul are 3-3
After a loss are 1-9

A few Salukis at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Southern Illinois's last 8 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Southern Illinois home to SIU Edwardsville, Monday, December 19
Northern Illinois home to Valparaiso, Tuesday, December 20

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