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Northern Illinois HuskiesWisc-Milwaukee Panthers
Dec 7, 8:00 PM | U.S. Cellular Arena

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Northern Illinois when they take on the Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers on Friday in college hoops betting action.

The Panthers are 2-6 so far on the season, and 2-5 ATS vs. the number. The Huskies, meanwhile, are 2-5 and 2-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wisc-Milwaukee go 2-1 and the Huskies go 0-4 on the totals.

View Northern Illinois vs Wisc-Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Wisc-Milwaukee sat as 11-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 177 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Huskies, who rate No. 248 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 57-55 victory for the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Wisc-Milwaukee's No. 253-rated squad against Northern Illinois's No. 203-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Wisc-Milwaukee rates No. 67 in the country with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 324 nationally with 3.9 per match.

Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 152-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Wisc-Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 272 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Northern Illinois was a 65-54 winner at home against SIU Edwardsville. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Aksel Bolin scored 15 points leading the Huskies to a 65-54 victory over SIU Edwardsville at NIU Convocation Center on Wednesday.

Wisc-Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 72-52 result against Buffalo on December 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Wisc-Milwaukee was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Buffalo and falling by a 72-52 score at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing DePaul are 3-4
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 0-1
After a win are 1-9

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing DePaul are 2-0
After playing Buffalo are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

A few Huskies at Panthers trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 1-20 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Wisc-Milwaukee is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
Wisc-Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Wisc-Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois
Wisc-Milwaukee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Northern Illinois at DePaul, Sunday, December 16
Wisc-Milwaukee at DePaul, Sunday, December 9