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Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ohio Bobcats in college hoops odds

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Feb 1, 8:00 PM | NIU Convocation Center

Ohio Bobcats vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on NIU Convocation Center Wednesday as host Northern Illinois looks to handle the Ohio Bobcats in NCAAB action.

The Huskies sit at 2-17 (7-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bobcats are currently 17-4 (8-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northern Illinois is 6-10 OU, and Ohio is 5-9 OU.

View Ohio vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Northern Illinois opened as 16-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 317 and the Bobcats at No. 74 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-51 result in favor of the Bobcats.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Illinois has the nation's No. 339-rated offensive output, at 55.6 PPG. The visiting Bobcats defense ranks No. 57 allowing on average 62 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 36.4% so far, less than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Defensively, Ohio features the nation's No. 47-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.9 points per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 337 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio was a 59-55 winner in its last match at home against Ball State. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Ohio earned a 59-55 victory over Ball State on Saturday, getting 13 points from Walter Offutt at Ohio University Convocation Center.

In their last action, Northern Illinois was a 74-59 loser at home against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs. The Huskies got 11 points from Abdel Nader, but it was Buffalo that prevailed in a 74-59 final on Saturday at NIU Convocation Center.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Central Michigan are 8-2
After playing Ball State are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Bowling Green are 2-8
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bobcats at Huskies trends to consider:
Ohio is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Ohio is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Northern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games when playing Ohio
Northern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Ohio
Northern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ohio

Next up:
Ohio home to Central Michigan, Saturday, February 4
Northern Illinois at Bowling Green, Saturday, February 4