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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Matchup Report

Northern Illinois HuskiesCentral Michigan Chippewas
12-13February 23, 2014, 02:00 | McGuirk Arena9-16

The Central Michigan Chippewas host Northern Illinois on Sunday, looking to build on their 9-16 mark against the 12-13 Huskies in college hoops action at McGuirk Arena.

This season, the Chippewas are 9-16 overall and 8-12-2 ATS, while the Huskies are 12-13 and 12-10-1 ATS. As for the totals, Central Michigan boasts a 13-9 on the OU, and Northern Illinois is 10-12-1.

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

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Central Michigan sat as -3-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Chippewas sit at No. 236 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Huskies sit at No. 170 on the same chart.

Northern Illinois was a 61-59 winner in its last match at home against Eastern Michigan. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Jordan Threloff scored 27 points and helped out with 18 rebounds for Northern Illinois on Thursday, leading the Huskies to a 61-59 victory over Eastern Michigan at NIU Convocation Center.

Last time out for Central Michigan, they were a 101-95 winner as they battled Ball State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Braylon Rayson went off for 30 points and added 1 rebound for good measure, leading Central Michigan to a 101-95 win over Ball State on Wednesday at McGuirk Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 25 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.4 per game. That compares with Central Michigan’s No. 232 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Central Michigan is college basketball's No. 30-ranked team at 7.92 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 249 with 4.28 per game.

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Toledo, Wednesday, February 26th
Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan, Wednesday, February 26th