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Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ball State Cardinals Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Ball State when they take on the Northern Illinois Huskies on Friday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Northern Illinois Huskies as -3.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Ball State Cardinals vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies currently sport a 19-11 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-10 ATS. The Ball State Cardinals are 19-11 and 11-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Northern Illinois Huskies produce a 14-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Ball State Cardinals have gone 13-11 against the totals betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 200-rated Northern Illinois Huskies and the No. 88-ranked Ball State Cardinals, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Northern Illinois's No. 137-ranked offense, averaging 73.4 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 42 at 66.23 PPG. The Huskies field goal percentage has averaged 43.14% so far, less than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.92% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals got 23 points from Franko House, but it was Central Michigan that prevailed in a 65-57 final on Tuesday at Worthen Arena.

The Huskies wasted a 26-point performance from Marshawn Wilson in losing to Eastern Michigan 75-71 on Tuesday at EMU Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Ball State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Ball State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Ball State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Northern Illinois is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Northern Illinois's last 11 games
  • Northern Illinois is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home