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Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Line and Trends Report

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Eastern Michigan Eagles 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

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Northern Illinois Huskies betting line as 0-point in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Northern Illinois Huskies are 13-9 overall and 10-9 ATS, while the Eastern Michigan Eagles are 13-9 and 8-8 ATS. As for the betting totals, Northern Illinois boasts a 11-8 on the OU, and Eastern Michigan is 7-9.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 100-ranked Northern Illinois Huskies and the No. 104-rated Eastern Michigan Eagles in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Illinois's No. 169-ranked scoring average of 72.77 PPG, against a Eastern Michigan Eagles defense rated No. 125 and allowing 71.14 PPG. The Northern Illinois Huskies FG% has averaged 43.98% to date this season, less than the Eastern Michigan Eagles shooters have managed so far (45.38% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Eastern Michigan got 22 points from Willie Mangum IV but lost anyway, 70-64, to Kent State on Tuesday at EMU Convocation Center.

Northern Illinois got 23 points and 23 rebounds from Marin Maric in a losing cause in their 76-73 loss to Akron on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Eastern Michigan's last 9 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Michigan at Toledo, Tuesday, February 7th
Northern Illinois at Buffalo, Tuesday, February 7th