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Central Michigan Chippewas Face the Northern Illinois Huskies: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies battle Saturday at NIU Convocation Center as the Huskies look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Northern Illinois Huskies to cover the point spread in this one found them as -4-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies are 8-6 so far on the season, and 5-6 ATS vs the number. The Central Michigan Chippewas, meanwhile, are 10-4 and 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Northern Illinois go 5-6 and the Central Michigan Chippewas go 7-3 on betting totals.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 129-ranked Northern Illinois Huskies and the No. 153-rated Central Michigan Chippewas in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 162 nationally ranked offense (73.36 points per game) against a Central Michigan Chippewas defense that sits as the No. 249 at 80.79 PPG. The Northern Illinois Huskies have been averaging 44.23% from the field, more than the Chippewas have managed so far this season (42.31% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Chippewas were hammered by Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, losing by a 85-63 final at EMU Convocation Center in college basketball betting action.

Aaric Armstead scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 69-67 to Miami-Ohio at Millett Hall on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Central Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Central Michigan is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Central Michigan
  • Northern Illinois is 8-13-2 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Central Michigan

Next Betting Matchups

Central Michigan home to Akron, Tuesday, January 10th
Northern Illinois at Kent State, Tuesday, January 10th