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Western Michigan Broncos Favored by -3 Point Spread Against the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on University Arena in Read Fieldhouse Saturday as the Western Michigan Broncos look to beat the odds vs the Northern Illinois Huskies in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northern Illinois Huskies opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 8-15 and 12-8 ATS Western Michigan Broncos will face the 14-10 Northern Illinois Huskies, who own a 11-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Western Michigan Broncos are 11-8-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-9.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 121-rated Northern Illinois Huskies taking on the No. 163-rated Western Michigan Broncos in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Western Michigan's No. 111-ranked scoring average of 75.52 PPG, against a Northern Illinois Huskies defense rated No. 59 and allowing 68.21 PPG. The Western Michigan Broncos FG% has averaged 45.01% to date this season, more than the Northern Illinois Huskies shooters have managed so far (43.56% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northern Illinois was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Buffalo and falling by a 65-45 score at Alumni Arena-NY.

The Broncos got 26 points from Reggie Jones as Western Michigan ran past Miami-Ohio 72-55 on Tuesday at Millett Hall.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Northern Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Northern Illinois is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Western Michigan is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Michigan's last 9 games
  • Western Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois home to Ball State, Tuesday, February 14th
Western Michigan at Bowling Green, Tuesday, February 14th