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SIU Edwardsville Cougars face Northern Illinois Huskies: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

SIU Edwardsville CougarsNorthern Illinois Huskies
Dec 5, 8:00 PM | NIU Convocation Center

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds

2-3TEAM RECORD1-5

The visiting SIU Edwardsville Cougars hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at NIU Convocation Center against the Northern Illinois Huskies.

This season, the Huskies are 1-5 overall and 1-4 ATS ATS, while the Cougars are 2-3 and 2-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Northern Illinois boasts a 0-3 on the OU, and SIU Edwardsville is 2-0.

View SIU Edwardsville vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Northern Illinois opened as 2.5-point favorites 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.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 248-rated Huskies and the No. 276-ranked Cougars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 59-53 result in favor of the Cougars.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northern Illinois's No. 206-rated squad against SIU Edwardsville's No. 251-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northern Illinois rates No. 330 in the country with 3.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 78 nationally with 7.4 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, SIU Edwardsville owns the country's No. 305-rated mark, allowing 80 points per game on the highway. Northern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 338 in scoring at home.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was a 71-57 winner at home against Chicago State. SIU Edwardsville earned a 71-57 victory over Chicago State on Saturday, getting 17 points from Jerome Jones at Vadalabene Center.

Last time out for Northern Illinois, they were a 60-43 loser as they battled Dayton on the road. They covered in the match as a 20-point underdog. Travon Baker scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 60-43 to Dayton at Dayton Arena on Saturday).

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-2
Before playing Western Illinois are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 2-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cougars at Huskies trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games at home
Northern Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville at Western Illinois, Saturday, December 8
Northern Illinois at Wisc-Milwaukee, Friday, December 7