Central Michigan vs Northern Illinois: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 5, 2021

The Northern Illinois Huskies (2-16) are 5.5-point underdogs as they look to break a seven-game losing streak when they visit the Central Michigan Chippewas (7-15) on Friday, March 5, 2021 at McGuirk Arena. The game airs at 5:00 PM ET on ESPN3. The matchup has an over/under of 145.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 5, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Central Michigan Betting Information

  • The Chippewas are under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 7-11-1
  • The Chippewas have an even record against the spread when favored by at least 5.5 points, going 0-0-1 this season.
  • The Chippewas and their opponents have hit the over in 11 of 19 games this season (57.9%).
  • In their last game, the Chippewas got a team-high 26 points from Caleb Huffman on the way to an 81-79 win against Toledo on Tuesday. They covered the spread as 16-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 160 points to go over the 159 point total.

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

Central Michigan Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Trayvon Broadway 18 17.9 5.4 1.8 1.7 0.1 1.5
Meikkel Murray 22 14.9 5.9 1.3 1.2 0.1 0.2
Caleb Huffman 22 13.4 3.2 1.6 0.9 0.2 1.4
Devontae Lane 17 8.5 3.6 3.1 2.1 0.1 0.8
Ralph Bissainthe 22 7.9 4.8 0.9 1.0 0.5 1.0

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • With a 3-14-1 record ATS, Northern Illinois has not consistently covered the spread this season.
  • For the third time this season, the Huskies are at least a 5.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 0-2 against the spread.
  • 44.4% of Northern Illinois’ 18 games this season have missed the over/under.
  • The Huskies fell to Western Michigan 73-63 and didn’t cover the spread as 1.5-point favorites, while hitting the over on the 132 point total on Tuesday in their most recent game. Tyler Cochran put up a team-high 19 points in the loss.

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 11 16.2 7.3 1.9 1.7 0.3 0.4
Trendon Hankerson 18 13.2 4.2 2.2 1.2 0.4 2.4
Darius Beane 16 9.3 4.4 2.4 1.4 0.4 0.4
Zool Kueth 17 6.9 2.8 0.5 0.2 0.8 1.2
Kaleb Thornton 16 5.2 2.9 3.1 1.1 0.1 0.4

Total Facts

  • In Central Michigan’s matchups this season, the Chippewas and their opponents have exceeded Friday’s point total of 145 points 18 times (81.8% of opportunities).
  • In 38.9% of Northern Illinois’ games this season (7 of 18), the total points scored was higher than Friday’s 145-point over/under.
  • The Chippewas average 76.9 points per game against the Huskies’ 61.4, totaling 6.7 points under the matchup’s point total of 145.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 157.4 points per game, 12.4 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Chippewas games is 156.7 points, 11.7 more than the over/under of 145 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is six points more than the average over/under in Huskies games this season (139 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/22/2020 Northern Illinois Northern Illinois -4 140.5 -191 +153 Regular Season 82-81 NIU
1/7/2020 Central Michigan Central Michigan -4.5 150.5 -201 +165 Regular Season 68-67 C MICH
3/5/2019 N/A Central Michigan N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 89-86 NIU
1/15/2019 N/A Northern Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-69 C MICH

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