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Miami-Ohio RedHawks Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Northern Illinois Huskies

Miami-Ohio looks to cover the RedHawks-Huskies pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 7-6 mark when they host Northern Illinois in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Northern Illinois Huskies before tip-off in this one found them as -2-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Miami-Ohio RedHawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies will look to cover the spread vs the Miami-Ohio RedHawks on Tuesday, as the Huskies are 5-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the RedHawks are 6-4 ATS. Northern Illinois is 4-6 against the total, while Miami-Ohio is 5-5 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 261-ranked Miami-Ohio RedHawks and the No. 132-rated Northern Illinois Huskies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Miami-Ohio's No. 147-ranked scoring average of 74.38 PPG, against a Northern Illinois Huskies defense rated No. 78 and allowing 67.08 PPG. The Miami-Ohio RedHawks FG% has averaged 42.88% to date this season, less than the Northern Illinois Huskies shooters have managed so far (44.16% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Huskies got 14 points from Marin Maric as Northern Illinois ran past Illinois-Springfield 77-62 on Saturday at NIU Convocation Center.

The battle between the RedHawks and Comets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Olivet College was handed a 89-69 defeat on Thursday at Millett Hall.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Miami-Ohio
  • Miami-Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Miami-Ohio is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Miami-Ohio is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Miami-Ohio is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois home to Central Michigan, Saturday, January 7th
Miami-Ohio at Toledo, Saturday, January 7th