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Northern Illinois Huskies Host the Western Michigan Broncos in NCAA College Basketball Action

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Northern Illinois Huskies betting line as -2-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies currently sport a 15-14 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-14 ATS. The Western Michigan Broncos are 13-15 and 17-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Northern Illinois Huskies produce a 16-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Western Michigan Broncos have gone 14-10-1 against the totals betting line.

This game puts the Northern Illinois Huskies, most recently No. 205 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Western Michigan Broncos, who rate No. 58 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Western Michigan is ranked No. 171 in NCAA basketball at 35.21 per game. Contrast that with Northern Illinois's No. 53 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Illinois is the No. 253-ranked team in the country at 5.03 per game, while Western Michigan rates No. 210 at 6.36 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Broncos and Cardinals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Ball State was handed a 80-55 defeat on Saturday at University Arena in Read Fieldhouse.

Marin Maric scored 20 points and chipped in with 20 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 84-68 against Eastern Michigan in college basketball action at EMU Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Michigan is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Northern Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Northern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Northern Illinois's last 11 games
  • Northern Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Michigan home to Central Michigan, Friday, March 3rd
Northern Illinois at Ball State, Friday, March 3rd