Northern Illinois Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds
University Arena will host Western Michigan Broncos vs. Northern Illinois Huskies action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Broncos are 15-9 so far on the season, and 12-8 ATS vs. the number. The Huskies, meanwhile, are 5-18 and 11-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Western Michigan go 8-5-3 and the Huskies go 6-14 on the totals.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Western Michigan Broncos as 13.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos sit at No. 74 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Huskies sit at No. 279 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Broncos will win this game 66-54.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Michigan's No. 44-rated squad against Northern Illinois's No. 203-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Michigan rates No. 274 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 317 nationally with 4.5 per match.
Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 109-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 133 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Illinois lost its last outing, a 56-52 result against Ball State on February 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. Northern Illinois suffered a 56-52 loss against Ball State on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Antone Christian in a losing effort at NIU Convocation Center.
Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 70-60 loser as they battled Bowling Green on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Broncos got 14 points from Austin Richie, but it was Bowling Green that prevailed in a 70-60 final on Wednesday at Stroh Center.
Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 2-3
After playing Ball State are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing Bowling Green are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
A few Huskies at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Northern Illinois is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Northern Illinois is 3-22 SU in its last 25 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 when playing Northern Illinois
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
Western Michigan is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 6 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
Northern Illinois home to Eastern Illinois, Saturday, February 23
Western Michigan home to Pacific, Saturday, February 23