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Northern Illinois Huskies vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

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

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Northern Illinois sat as 1-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 7-8 and 6-7 ATS Northern Illinois Huskies will face the 10-6 Eastern Michigan Eagles, who own a 6-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Northern Illinois Huskies are 5-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-5.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 261-rated Northern Illinois Huskies and the No. 158-ranked Eastern Michigan Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northern Illinois's No. 144-rated squad against Eastern Michigan's No. 147-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northern Illinois rates No. 245 in the country with 5.67 per game, while their foes tonight, the Eastern Michigan Eagles rank No. 206 nationally with 6.75 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Eagles got 25 points from Elijah Minnie as Eastern Michigan ran past Central Michigan 79-74 on Tuesday at EMU Convocation Center.

The Huskies endured a 66-57 loss at the hands of the Falcons on Tuesday, despite a 19-point effort from Eugene German at Stroh Center.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Eastern Michigan is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Eastern Michigan is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Northern Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Northern Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Northern Illinois is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Eastern Michigan

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Michigan home to Akron, Tuesday, January 16th
Northern Illinois at Buffalo, Tuesday, January 16th