Northern Illinois Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Betting Matchup Report

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Jan 19, 8:00 PM | NIU Convocation Center

Western Michigan Broncos vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds

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The Northern Illinois Huskies will hit the floor running against the visiting Western Michigan Broncos Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Huskies sit at 3-12 (8-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Broncos are currently 9-7 (7-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northern Illinois is 3-9 OU, and Western Michigan is 3-4-1 OU.

View Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Western Michigan before tip-off in this one found them as 3-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 275-ranked Huskies and the No. 104-rated Broncos in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 65-56 win for the Broncos on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northern Illinois's No. 203-rated squad against Western Michigan's No. 40-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northern Illinois rates No. 320 in the country with 4.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 258 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 174-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 342 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Michigan was a 79-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Toledo. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Broncos and Rockets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Toledo was handed a 79-56 defeat on Wednesday at University Arena.

Northern Illinois lost its last outing, an 81-63 result against Ohio on January 16. They covered in that game as a 19.5-point underdog. Abdel Nader scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 81-63 to Ohio at Ohio University Convocation Center on Wednesday).

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 5-5
After playing Toledo are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Central Michigan are 4-6
After playing Ohio are 0-10
After a loss are 3-7

A few Broncos at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Michigan's last 9 games when playing on the road against Northern Illinois
Western Michigan is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Northern Illinois
Western Michigan is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Northern Illinois's last 8 games when playing Western Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Illinois's last 9 games when playing at home against Western Michigan
Northern Illinois is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Western Michigan
Northern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Western Michigan home to Eastern Michigan, Wednesday, January 23
Northern Illinois at Central Michigan, Wednesday, January 23

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