Ball State vs Northern Illinois: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 16, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 16, 2021

The Northern Illinois Huskies (2-6) are heavy underdogs (-11.5) as they try to stop a three-game road slide when they take on the Ball State Cardinals (4-4) on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Worthen Arena. The matchup airs at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The point total is set at 132.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 16, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Ball State Betting Information

  • Ball State is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 3-5
  • Ball State and its opponents have hit the over in 6 of 8 games this season (75%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Ball State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
K.J. Walton 10 17.3 5.5 1.6 1.5 0.3 0.0
Ishmael El-Amin 10 15.2 3.0 3.6 2.0 0.1 2.1
Brachen Hazen 10 9.6 5.4 0.5 1.0 0.6 0.3
Luke Bumbalough 10 7.8 2.1 2.3 0.5 0.0 1.5
Miryne Thomas 8 7.4 5.9 1.6 0.8 0.3 1.4

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • The Huskies have typically come up short ATS this season, with a 1-7 record.
  • When playing as at least a 11.5-point underdog, the Huskies tend to have trouble covering with only a 0-1 record against the spread.
  • The Huskies and their opponents have often not covered the total points bet this season, only claiming the over in 37.5% (3) of their eight games played.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Northern Illinois Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tyler Cochran 5 13.8 7.4 1.2 1.8 0.4 0.4
Trendon Hankerson 11 12.4 4.5 1.8 0.8 0.1 2.0
Darius Beane 11 11.3 4.7 2.1 1.4 0.5 0.5
Kaleb Thornton 10 5.9 3.1 2.4 0.6 0.1 0.4
Adong Makuoi 11 5.6 3.8 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.0

Total Facts

  • Ball State’s games this year have gone over the point total for Saturday’s matchup (132.5 points) in seven out of eight opportunities (87.5% of matchups).
  • In Northern Illinois’ games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup total in three out of eight matchups (37.5%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 133.2 points per game, 0.7 points more than the total of 132.5 for this matchup.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 147.2 points per game, 14.7 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the Cardinals have seen a 144.8 over/under in their games this season, 12.3 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Huskies games have a total points bet of 135.8 points this season, 3.3 points more than the over/under for this game.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/8/2020 Ball State Northern Illinois -7 127.5 -334 +260 Regular Season 79-70 BALLST
3/6/2020 Northern Illinois Northern Illinois -1.5 126 -124 +102 Regular Season 75-54 BALLST
2/11/2020 Ball State Ball State -7 124.5 -332 +253 Regular Season 63-59 BALLST
3/8/2019 N/A Ball State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-57 NIU
2/5/2019 N/A Northern Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-71 BALLST

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