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RedHawks visit Northern Illinois Huskies in college basketball clash

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksNorthern Illinois Huskies
Feb 8, 8:00 PM | NIU Convocation Center

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 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 Miami (Ohio) RedHawks in NCAAB action.

The Huskies bring a 2-19 record (8-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-14 RedHawks, who are 8-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Northern Illinois go 6-12 so far and the RedHawks go 7-12.

View Miami (Ohio) vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Northern Illinois sat as 9-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies sit at No. 317 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the RedHawks sit at No. 262 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the RedHawks will win this game 59-48.

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 PPG. The visiting RedHawks defense ranks No. 104 allowing on average 64.3 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 36.2% so far, less than the RedHawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Miami (Ohio) owns the country's No. 79-rated mark, allowing 65.8 points per game on the highway. Northern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 337 in scoring at home.

Miami (Ohio) was a 59-53 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Ball State. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Miami (Ohio) earned a 59-53 victory over Ball State on Saturday, getting 18 points from Brian Sullivan at Worthen Arena.

Northern Illinois was a 65-40 loser in its last match on the road against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. Northern Illinois was run off the court by the Falcons on Saturday as Bowling Green routed them 65-40 at Stroh Center.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Central Michigan are 5-5
After playing Ball State are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Akron are 3-7
After playing Bowling Green are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few RedHawks at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 9 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Northern Illinois is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games at home
Northern Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) home to Central Michigan, Saturday, February 11
Northern Illinois at Akron, Saturday, February 11