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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Central Michigan Chippewas Underdogs vs Northern Illinois Huskies

NIU Convocation Center will host Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Central Michigan Chippewas in this one, their betting line was listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies sit at 14-3 (8-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Central Michigan Chippewas are currently 9-8 (3-7-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Northern Illinois is 6-6 OU, and Central Michigan is 7-4 OU.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 94 (Northern Illinois) and the No. 176 (Central Michigan) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Central Michigan is ranked No. 176 in NCAA basketball at 36 per game. Contrast that with Northern Illinois's No. 23 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Illinois is the No. 129-ranked team in the country at 7.12 per game, while Central Michigan rates No. 8 at 10.12 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Central Michigan got 14 points from Rayshawn Simmons but lost anyway, 74-61, to Buffalo on Saturday at Alumni Arena.

Northern Illinois suffered a 83-69 loss against Western Michigan on Saturday, getting 15 points from Aaric Armstead in a losing effort at University Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Central Michigan is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Central Michigan is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Central Michigan's last 8 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Northern Illinois is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Central Michigan
  • Northern Illinois is 7-12-2 ATS in its last 21 games when playing Central Michigan

Next Betting Matchups

Central Michigan home to Ohio, Saturday, January 23rd
Northern Illinois at Toledo, Saturday, January 23rd