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Northern Illinois Huskies home to Western Michigan Broncos in NCAA Basketball betting action

Western Michigan BroncosNorthern Illinois Huskies
13-8February 09, 2014, 04:30 | NIU Convocation Center10-11



The Northern Illinois Huskies hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Western Michigan Broncos pay a visit to NIU Convocation Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Broncos will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 8-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Huskies are 9-10 ATS. Western Michigan is 10-7 against the total, while Northern Illinois is 7-11-1 versus the number.

View Western Michigan Broncos vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds and Stats.

Northern Illinois opened as 4-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Huskies - Broncos odds would favor the Broncos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Illinois is rated No. 263 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Western Michigan is at No. 255.

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Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 90-74 winner as they battled Ohio at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Broncos grabbed a 90-74 win over the Bobcats on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Austin Richie at University Arena.

Northern Illinois was a 53-41 winner in their most recent outing at home against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Aksel Bolin scored 10 points leading the Huskies to a 53-41 victory over Miami (Ohio) at NIU Convocation Center on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Broncos rank No. 163 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.71 per game. That compares with Northern Illinois’s No. 41 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northern Illinois is college basketball's No. 247-ranked team at 4.33 per game, while the Broncos rate No. 126 with 6.1 per game.

Next up:
Western Michigan home to Akron, Wednesday, February 12th
Northern Illinois at Central Michigan, Wednesday, February 12th

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