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Blue Demons face Northern Illinois Huskies: NCAAB odds preview and stats

DePaul Blue DemonsNorthern Illinois Huskies
Dec 14, 9:00 PM | NIU Convocation Center

DePaul Blue Demons vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds


The Northern Illinois Huskies host DePaul on Wednesday, looking to build on their 0-8 mark against the 6-3 Blue Demons in college hoops action at NIU Convocation Center.

The Huskies sport records of 0-8 and 3-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blue Demons have 6-3 and 4-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-5 for the Huskies and 2-4 for the Blue Demons.

View DePaul vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Huskies installed as 11-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies sit at No. 306 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Demons sit at No. 212 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Demons will win this game 75-52.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Demons rank No. 223 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.3 per game. That compares with Northern Illinois’s No. 126 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northern Illinois is college basketball's No. 232-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Blue Demons rate No. 49 with 7.9 per game.

Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 58 points per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 312 nationally in scoring at home.

DePaul was a 102-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against Chicago State. Cleveland Melvin went off for 30 points and added 8 rebounds for good measure, leading DePaul to a 102-95 win over Chicago State on Saturday at Allstate Arena.

Northern Illinois lost its last outing, a 62-55 result against Illinois-Chicago on December 10. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Antone Christian scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 62-55 to Illinois-Chicago at UIC Pavilion on Saturday).

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Chicago State are 2-5
After a win are 5-5

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Southern Illinois are 0-5
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Blue Demons at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of DePaul's last 6 games on the road
DePaul is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing DePaul
Northern Illinois is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
DePaul home to Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Saturday, December 17
Northern Illinois home to Southern Illinois, Saturday, December 17