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Eastern Michigan Eagles visit Northern Illinois Huskies in college basketball clash

Eastern Michigan EaglesNorthern Illinois Huskies
15-10February 20, 2014, 07:00 | NIU Convocation Center11-13

The Northern Illinois Huskies will hit the floor running against the visiting Eastern Michigan Eagles Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Huskies sport a record of 11-13 and 11-10-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 15-10 and 13-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-12-1 for the Huskies and 8-13 for the Eagles.

View Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Huskies installed as 5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 71-rated Eastern Michigan taking on the No. 170-rated Huskies in this contest.

Northern Illinois was a 62-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Akron. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. The Huskies endured a 62-54 loss at the hands of the Zips on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Jordan Threloff at James A. Rhodes Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 96 in NCAA hoops at 36.24 per game. Contrast that with Northern Illinois’s No. 54 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Illinois is the No. 246-ranked team in the country at 4.42 per game, while Eastern Michigan rates No. 238 at 4.6 per game.

A few Eagles at Huskies trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Northern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Northern Illinois is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Northern Illinois is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan, Sunday, February 23rd
Northern Illinois at Central Michigan, Sunday, February 23rd