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Nebraska Omaha Mavericks visit Northern Illinois Huskies in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Nebraska Omaha MavericksNorthern Illinois Huskies
11-20November 08, 2013, 08:00 | NIU Convocation Center5-25

The visiting Nebraska Omaha Mavericks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at NIU Convocation Center against the Northern Illinois Huskies.

The Huskies bring a 5-25 record (14-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-20 Mavericks, who are 12-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Northern Illinois go 7-20 so far and the Mavericks go 13-6-1.

View Nebraska Omaha Mavericks vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Mavericks were listed as 6-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 290-rated Huskies and the No. 282-ranked Mavericks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Nebraska Omaha lost its last outing, an 84-57 result against North Dakota State on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 15.5-point underdog. Nebraska Omaha was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by North Dakota State and falling by an 84-57 score at Ralston Sports and Event Center.

Last time out for Northern Illinois, they were a 45-44 loser as they battled Eastern Michigan on the road. They covered in the match as an 8-point underdog. Aksel Bolin scored 9 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 45-44 to Eastern Michigan at EMU Convocation Center on Monday).

A few Mavericks at Huskies trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games
Northern Illinois is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Nebraska Omaha at Iowa, Sunday, November 10th
Northern Illinois at James Madison, Friday, November 15th