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Huskies open as college hoops underdog vs Falcons

Northern Illinois HuskiesBowling Green Falcons
Feb 4, 6:00 PM | Stroh Center

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds

2-18TEAM RECORD10-11

Northern Illinois pays a visit to Bowling Green on Saturday, hoping to send the Falcons to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Stroh Center.

This season, the Falcons are 10-11 overall and 13-5 ATS ATS, while the Huskies are 2-18 and 8-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Bowling Green boasts a 7-11 on the OU, and Northern Illinois is 6-11.

View Northern Illinois vs Bowling Green Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Falcons installed as 17.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Falcons, most recently No. 154 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Huskies, who rate No. 317 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 67-51 victory for the Falcons.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 102 in NCAA Division 1 with 36 per game. That compares with Bowling Green’s No. 169 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Bowling Green is college basketball's No. 309-ranked team at 4.7 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 202 with 5.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Illinois owns the country's No. 301-rated mark, allowing 76.6 points per game on the highway. Bowling Green, on the other hand, rates No. 237 in scoring at home.

Northern Illinois lost its last outing, a 67-58 result against Ohio on February 1. They covered in that game as a 15-point underdog. Northern Illinois got 15 points from Antone Christian but lost anyway, 67-58, to Ohio on Wednesday at NIU Convocation Center.

In their last action, Bowling Green was a 72-48 winner on the road against Western Michigan. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The battle between the Falcons and Broncos didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Western Michigan was handed a 72-48 defeat on Wednesday at University Arena.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 0-10
After playing Ohio are 0-10
After a loss are 2-8

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Ball State are 6-4
After playing Western Michigan are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

A few Huskies at Falcons trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
Northern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 5 games
Bowling Green is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
Bowling Green is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
Bowling Green is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, February 8
Bowling Green at Ball State, Wednesday, February 8