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Western Michigan Broncos visit Northern Illinois Huskies in NCAAB hoops battle

Western Michigan BroncosNorthern Illinois Huskies
Feb 15, 8:00 PM | NIU Convocation Center

Western Michigan Broncos vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds

10-15TEAM RECORD3-20

Northern Illinois looks to cover the Huskies-Broncos pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 3-20 mark when they host Western Michigan in college basketball action.

The Huskies sport records of 3-20 and 9-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Broncos have 10-15 and 11-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-13 for the Huskies and 11-11 for the Broncos.

View Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Northern Illinois in this one will find them as 9-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies - Broncos odds would favor the Broncos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Illinois is rated No. 317 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Western Michigan is at No. 86. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 63-52 win for the Broncos.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 340 nationally ranked offense (55.1 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 262 at 70.8 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 36.3% from the field, less than the Broncos have managed so far this season (42% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Michigan owns the country's No. 321-rated mark, allowing 78.9 points per game on the highway. Northern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 338 in scoring at home.

Western Michigan lost its last outing, a 59-57 result against Buffalo on February 11. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. The Broncos endured a 59-57 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Matt Stainbrook at Alumni Arena.

Northern Illinois was a 75-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Akron. They failed to cover the 20-point spread as underdogs. The Huskies were hammered by Akron on Saturday, losing by a 75-51 final at James A. Rhodes Arena in college basketball betting action.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Akron are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Broncos at Huskies trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Northern Illinois
Western Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Northern Illinois
Western Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games when playing Western Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games at home
Northern Illinois is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Western Michigan
Northern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Western Michigan

Next up:
Western Michigan at North Dakota State, Saturday, February 18
Northern Illinois at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, February 18