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Ohio Bobcats vs Northern Illinois Huskies Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Northern Illinois HuskiesOhio Bobcats
Jan 16, 7:00 PM | Ohio University Convocation Center

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ohio Bobcats Odds

3-11TEAM RECORD11-5

Ohio looks to cover the Bobcats-Huskies pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 11-5 mark when they host Northern Illinois in college basketball wagering action.

Supporters of the Huskies have watched them go 3-11 and 7-6 ATS on the year, while the Bobcats are at 11-5 and 7-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 3-4-1, while the Huskies have a 2-9 mark.

View Northern Illinois vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Bobcats in this one found them listed as 20.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Huskies was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 158 (Bobcats) and the No. 275 (Huskies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-58 result in favor of the Bobcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio has the nation's No. 51-rated offensive output, at 74.4 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 145 allowing on average 64.9 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 48.3% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Illinois owns the country's No. 158-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. Ohio, on the other hand, rates No. 58 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Northern Illinois was a 68-53 loser at home against Akron. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. Darrell Bowie scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 68-53 to Akron at NIU Convocation Center on Saturday).

Ohio was a 61-59 winner in its last match on the road against Western Michigan. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. The Bobcats got 16 points from D.J. Cooper as Ohio ran past Western Michigan 61-59 on Saturday at University Arena.

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

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Toledo are 4-6
After playing Western Michigan are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Huskies at Bobcats trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Northern Illinois is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
Ohio is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games at home
Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Western Michigan, Saturday, January 19
Ohio home to Toledo, Saturday, January 19