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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Iowa Hawkeyes in Battle with Northern Illinois Huskies

Iowa looks to cover the Hawkeyes-Huskies pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 8-6 mark when they host Northern Illinois in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Iowa Hawkeyes in this one found them listed as -15-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Huskies was expected to move the line.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes bring a 8-6 record (5-4-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-5 Huskies, who are 5-4 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Iowa go 6-5 so far and the Northern Illinois Huskies go 4-5.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 163-rated Iowa Hawkeyes and the No. 227-ranked Northern Illinois Huskies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Iowa's No. 61 nationally ranked offense (80.93 points per game) against a Northern Illinois Huskies defense that sits as the No. 166 at 72.64 PPG. The Iowa Hawkeyes have been averaging 47.8% from the field, more than the Huskies have managed so far this season (46.27% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Huskies got 23 points from Dante Thorpe as Northern Illinois ran past UIC 69-63 on Thursday at NIU Convocation Center.

Maishe Dailey scored 16 points leading the Hawkeyes to a 80-73 victory over Colorado at Sanford Pentagon on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois home to Kent State, Tuesday, January 2nd
Iowa at Michigan, Tuesday, January 2nd