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Northern Illinois Huskies Host the CS Northridge Matadors in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Northern Illinois Huskies will look to improve on a 14-16 record on Friday when they host the CS Northridge Matadors in NCAA basketball betting odds action at NIU Convocation Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Northern Illinois Huskies betting line as -7.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

CS Northridge Matadors vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies are 14-16 so far on the season, and 13-11-2 ATS vs the number. The CS Northridge Matadors, meanwhile, are 9-24 and 11-20 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Northern Illinois go 14-6 and the CS Northridge Matadors go 9-15-1 on betting totals.

This game puts the Northern Illinois Huskies, most recently No. 143 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the CS Northridge Matadors, who rate No. 276 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Illinois has the nation's No. 160-rated offensive output, at 65.7 PPG. The visiting CS Northridge Matadors defense ranks No. 216 allowing on average 70.45 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 42.84% so far, more than the Northern Illinois Matadors marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.48% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Matadors endured a 71-67 loss at the hands of the Aggies on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from Aaron Parks at Honda Center.

Northern Illinois was crushed on Monday, getting blown out by Akron and falling by a 76-52 score at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Betting Trends
  • CS Northridge is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • CS Northridge is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
  • CS Northridge is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • CS Northridge is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 7 games
  • Northern Illinois is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

CS Northridge home to Wright State, Saturday, November 14th
Northern Illinois at South Dakota, Saturday, November 14th