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Central Michigan Chippewas face Northern Illinois Huskies: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Central Michigan ChippewasNorthern Illinois Huskies
8-14February 12, 2014, 08:00 | NIU Convocation Center10-12

The Northern Illinois Huskies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Central Michigan Chippewas at NIU Convocation Center on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.

The Chippewas will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 7-10-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Huskies are 9-10-1 ATS. Central Michigan is 11-8 against the total, while Northern Illinois is 8-11-1 versus the number.

View Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Huskies installed as -3-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 196-ranked Huskies and the No. 220-rated Chippewas in this matchup.

Last time out for Central Michigan, they were a 79-70 loser as they battled Buffalo at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. The Chippewas endured a 79-70 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Chris Fowler at McGuirk Arena.

In their last action, Northern Illinois was a 74-71 loser at home against Western Michigan. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as underdogs. Northern Illinois suffered a 74-71 loss against Western Michigan on Sunday, getting 16 points from Jordan Threloff in a losing effort at NIU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northern Illinois's No. 54-rated squad against Central Michigan's No. 229-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northern Illinois rates No. 244 in the country with 4.45 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 39 nationally with 7.77 per match.

A few Chippewas at Huskies trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Central Michigan is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 6 games
Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games
Northern Illinois is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Northern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Central Michigan at Kent State, Saturday, February 15th
Northern Illinois at Akron, Saturday, February 15th