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Ohio Bobcats Home to Northern Illinois Huskies in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Ohio Bobcats will hit the floor running against the away Northern Illinois Huskies Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Ohio Bobcats to cover the point spread in this one found them as -6.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ohio Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio Bobcats sit at 7-6 (3-4-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Northern Illinois Huskies are currently 7-6 (6-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Ohio is 7-1 OU, and Northern Illinois is 5-6 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Ohio Bobcats at No. 268 and the Northern Illinois Huskies at No. 230 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Northern Illinois is ranked No. 127 in NCAA basketball at 36.85 per game. Contrast that with Ohio's No. 63 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio is the No. 139-ranked team in the country at 7.77 per game, while Northern Illinois rates No. 245 at 5.62 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Huskies got a 25-point performance from Levi Bradley, who added 14 rebounds, as Northern Illinois ran past Kent State 75-61 on Tuesday at NIU Convocation Center.

Ohio was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Central Michigan and falling by a 75-50 score at McGuirk Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ohio
  • Northern Illinois is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing Ohio
  • Northern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Ohio
  • Ohio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Ohio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Ohio is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Ohio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois at Bowling Green, Tuesday, January 9th
Ohio at Ball State, Tuesday, January 9th