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Northern Illinois Huskies take on Broncos in college basketball test

Northern Illinois HuskiesWestern Michigan Broncos
Jan 11, 7:00 PM | University Arena

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds

1-12TEAM RECORD6-9

Northern Illinois pays a visit to Western Michigan on Wednesday, hoping to send the Broncos to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at University Arena.

This season, the Broncos are 6-9 overall and 5-7 ATS ATS, while the Huskies are 1-12 and 4-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Western Michigan boasts a 8-4 on the OU, and Northern Illinois is 1-9.

View Northern Illinois vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Western Michigan sat as 17.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos - Huskies odds would favor the Broncos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Michigan is rated No. 74 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northern Illinois is at No. 275. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 61-53 win for the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Michigan's No. 138 nationally ranked offense (70.1 points per game) against a Huskies defense that sits as the No. 174 at 66.7 PPG. The Broncos have been averaging 42.1% from the field, more than the Huskies have managed so far this season (35.5% on average).

Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 259-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 262 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Illinois, they were a 47-40 loser as they battled Eastern Michigan at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Huskies endured a 47-40 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 11-point effort from Tim Toler at NIU Convocation Center.

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 78-69 loser as they battled Ball State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog. The Broncos endured a 78-69 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Demetrius Ward at Worthen Arena.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Central Michigan are 4-6
After playing Eastern Michigan are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Toledo are 6-4
After playing Ball State are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Huskies at Broncos trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
Western Michigan is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Northern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Central Michigan, Saturday, January 14
Western Michigan home to Toledo, Saturday, January 14

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