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Toledo Rockets vs Northern Illinois Huskies in college hoops odds

Northern Illinois HuskiesToledo Rockets
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Savage Arena

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Toledo Rockets Odds


The visiting Huskies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Savage Arena against the Toledo Rockets.

Toledo will face the 2-13 Huskies, who own a 6-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rockets are 6-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Huskies are 3-9 favoring the OVER.

View Northern Illinois vs Toledo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Northern Illinois before tip-off in this one will find them as 8.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 203-ranked Rockets and the No. 282-rated Huskies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-55 win for the Rockets on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 85 in NCAA hoops at 36.9 per game. Contrast that with Toledo’s No. 174 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Toledo is the No. 191-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Northern Illinois rates No. 175 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 275-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.3 points per game. Toledo, meanwhile, comes in at No. 86 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Illinois was a 74-66 winner in its last match at home against Central Michigan. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Northern Illinois got 22 points from Abdel Nader en route to a 74-66 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday at NIU Convocation Center.

Toledo lost its last outing, a 74-52 result against Western Michigan on January 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog. Toledo was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Western Michigan and falling by a 74-52 score at University Arena.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Ball State are 5-5
After playing Central Michigan are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 2-8
After playing Western Michigan are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Huskies at Rockets trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toledo
Northern Illinois is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Toledo
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Toledo is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toledo's last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois
Toledo is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games at home
Toledo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Ball State, Saturday, January 21
Toledo at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, January 21