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UC Riverside Highlanders vs Northern Illinois Huskies College Basketball Betting Preview

UC Riverside Highlanders


Northern Illinois Huskies
Friday, January 02, 2015 8:00 PM ET
NIU Convocation Center

The UC Riverside Highlanders hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the point spread at NIU Convocation Center against the Northern Illinois Huskies.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Northern Illinois Huskies Opening Odds and Betting Line

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Northern Illinois Huskies as -5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at the sportsbook.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies currently sport a 5-5 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-4 ATS. The UC Riverside Highlanders are 7-5 and 3-2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Northern Illinois Huskies produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the UC Riverside Highlanders have gone 2-0 against the totals betting line.

The Huskies - Highlanders odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Illinois is rated No. 161 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UC Riverside is at No. 225.

How UC Riverside Highlanders vs Northern Illinois Huskies Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 162 nationally ranked offense (67.1 points per game) against a UC Riverside Highlanders defense that sits as the No. 117 at 64.08 PPG. The Northern Illinois Huskies have been averaging 41.05% from the field, less than the Highlanders have managed so far this season (44.24% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Taylor Johns went off for 31 points and added 13 rebounds for good measure, leading UC Riverside to a 68-63 win over Morgan State on Tuesday at Student Center.

The battle between the Huskies and Pirates didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Hampton was handed a 83-51 defeat on Monday at NIU Convocation Center.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Odds Trends

UC Riverside is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
UC Riverside is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UC Riverside at Grand Canyon, Sunday, January 4th
Northern Illinois at Ohio, Wednesday, January 7th