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Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Northern Illinois Huskies Preview

Northern Illinois HuskiesEastern Michigan Eagles
13-14March 01, 2014, 02:00 | EMU Convocation Center15-12

Northern Illinois pays a visit to Eastern Michigan on Saturday, hoping to send the Eagles to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at EMU Convocation Center.

Eastern Michigan battles the Huskies, currently sitting with a 13-14 mark (13-10-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-14 for the Eagles and 12-12-1 for the Huskies.

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

Bettors looking to back visiting Northern Illinois before tip-off in this one found them as 10-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Eagles sit at No. 137 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Huskies sit at No. 121 on the same chart.

Northern Illinois was a 74-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Toledo. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Huskies grabbed a 74-66 win over the Rockets on Wednesday, behind a 17-point effort from Travon Baker at NIU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 26 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.41 per game. That compares with Eastern Michigan’s No. 79 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Michigan is college basketball's No. 234-ranked team at 4.71 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 248 with 4.37 per game.

A few Huskies at Eagles trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Northern Illinois is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games
Northern Illinois is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Eastern Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Northern Illinois at Western Michigan, Tuesday, March 4th
Eastern Michigan at Ball State, Tuesday, March 4th