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Northern Illinois Huskies host Toledo Rockets in college basketball action

Toledo RocketsNorthern Illinois Huskies
23-4February 26, 2014, 08:00 | NIU Convocation Center12-14



Northern Illinois looks to cover the Huskies-Rockets pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 12-14 mark when they host Toledo in college basketball wagering action.

This season, the Huskies are 12-14 overall and 12-10-2 ATS, while the Rockets are 23-4 and 9-12-1 ATS. As for the totals, Northern Illinois boasts a 11-12-1 on the OU, and Toledo is 14-8.

View Toledo Rockets vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds and Stats.

Northern Illinois opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Huskies sit at No. 121 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rockets sit at No. 108 on the same chart.



In their last action, Toledo was an 85-74 winner at home against Ball State. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. The Rockets grabbed an 85-74 win over the Cardinals on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Julius Brown at Savage Arena.

Northern Illinois was a 70-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Central Michigan. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as underdogs. Northern Illinois suffered a 70-67 loss against Central Michigan on Sunday, getting 19 points from Aaric Armstead in a losing effort at McGuirk Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northern Illinois's No. 246-ranked offense, averaging 63 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 207 at 73.63 PPG. The Huskies field goal percentage has averaged 39.02% so far, less than the Rockets marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.29% per game.

Next up:
Toledo home to Western Michigan, Saturday, March 1st
Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, March 1st

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