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Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ohio Bobcats Betting Line and Trends Report

Ohio looks to cover the Bobcats-Huskies pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 13-8 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 4-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ohio Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Northern Illinois Huskies have watched them go 16-6 and 10-7 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Ohio Bobcats are at 13-8 and 10-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Ohio Bobcats are 10-6-1, while the Northern Illinois Huskies have a 9-8 mark.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 174-ranked Ohio Bobcats and the No. 124-rated Northern Illinois Huskies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Ohio's No. 79-ranked scoring average of 77.1 PPG, against a Northern Illinois Huskies defense rated No. 36 and allowing 65.55 PPG. The Ohio Bobcats FG% has averaged 46.54% to date this season, more than the Northern Illinois Huskies shooters have managed so far (43.27% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northern Illinois suffered a 90-78 loss against Buffalo on Tuesday, getting 25 points from Marshawn Wilson in a losing effort at NIU Convocation Center.

The Bobcats got 18 points from Antonio Campbell, but it was Akron that prevailed in a 80-68 final on Tuesday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Northern Illinois is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
  • Northern Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Ohio is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio's last 9 games
  • Ohio is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • Ohio is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois at Kent State, Tuesday, February 9th
Ohio at Ball State, Tuesday, February 9th