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Western Michigan Broncos take on Huskies in NCAA Basketball Betting

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Broncos of Western Michigan hit the hard court against the Huskies of Northern Illinois.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Northern Illinois Huskies to cover the point spread in this one found them as -4.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Northern Illinois Huskies are 18-10 overall and 13-10 ATS, while the Western Michigan Broncos are 11-17 and 11-12 ATS. As for the betting totals, Northern Illinois boasts a 12-11 on the OU, and Western Michigan is 13-9-1.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Northern Illinois Huskies at No. 179 and the Western Michigan Broncos at No. 178 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Illinois's No. 138-ranked scoring average of 73.39 PPG, against a Western Michigan Broncos defense rated No. 191 and allowing 74.07 PPG. The Northern Illinois Huskies FG% has averaged 42.67% to date this season, less than the Western Michigan Broncos shooters have managed so far (43.66% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Broncos endured a 73-62 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Tuesday, despite a 13-point effort from Drake Lamont at EMU Convocation Center.

Northern Illinois got 10 points from Travon Baker but lost anyway, 76-64, to Central Michigan on Tuesday at McGuirk Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Western Michigan is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Western Michigan's last 10 games
  • Western Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Northern Illinois is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Illinois's last 9 games
  • Northern Illinois is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Michigan home to Toledo, Tuesday, March 1st
Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan, Tuesday, March 1st