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MAC Tournament - Western Michigan Broncos Visit Northern Illinois Huskies in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Western Michigan Broncos will go to the free throw line vs Northern Illinois Huskies on Monday, hoping to boost its 13-18 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Michigan Broncos were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies sit at 20-11 (16-10 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Western Michigan Broncos are currently 13-18 (13-13 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Northern Illinois is 15-11 OU, and Western Michigan is 15-10-1 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 168-ranked Northern Illinois Huskies and the No. 223-rated Western Michigan Broncos in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Illinois has the nation's No. 136-rated offensive output, at 73.61 PPG. The visiting Western Michigan Broncos defense ranks No. 191 allowing on average 74.06 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Northern Illinois Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.33% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Broncos got a 20-point performance from Tucker Haymond, who added 20 rebounds, as Western Michigan ran past Central Michigan 91-82 on Friday at McGuirk Arena.

Northern Illinois got 14 points from Aaric Armstead en route to a 80-69 victory over Ball State on Friday at NIU Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 7 games
  • Western Michigan is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 6 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Northern Illinois is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Northern Illinois is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Northern Illinois's last 12 games
  • Northern Illinois is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home