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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Northern Illinois Huskies Underdogs vs Ohio State Buckeyes

Value City Arena will host Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ohio State Buckeyes action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Ohio State Buckeyes betting line opened as -10.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Northern Illinois Huskies have watched them go 7-1 and 4-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Ohio State Buckeyes are at 4-5 and 4-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-6, while the Northern Illinois Huskies have a 2-3 mark.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 82-rated Ohio State Buckeyes and the No. 63-ranked Northern Illinois Huskies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Ohio State's No. 163-ranked scoring average of 72.44 PPG, against a Northern Illinois Huskies defense rated No. 25 and allowing 62.12 PPG. The Ohio State Buckeyes FG% has averaged 46.83% to date this season, more than the Northern Illinois Huskies shooters have managed so far (44.96% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Buckeyes were hammered by Connecticut on Saturday, losing by a 75-55 final at Gampel Pavilion in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Northern Illinois is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Ohio State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Ohio State's last 10 games
  • Ohio State is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois home to Florida International, Saturday, December 19th
Ohio State at Kentucky, Saturday, December 19th