Eastern Michigan Vs Northern Illinois: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – January 21, 2023

Written By Staff on January 20, 2023

The Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-14, 1-4 MAC) will try to halt a three-game losing streak when they host the Northern Illinois Huskies (6-12, 2-3 MAC) on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Convocation Center (MI). The game airs at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN3. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Eagles’ (-157 to win on the moneyline) matchup against the Huskies (+130).

The insights in the following article are based off odds valid as of January 21, 2023 at 1:44 PM ET.

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Eastern Michigan vs Northern Illinois Betting Odds

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Eastern Michigan Offense Vs. Northern Illinois Defense

Eastern Michigan Offense Stats (Rank) Northern Illinois Defense
72.2 (163) Points/Gm 75.7 (329)
8.3 (265) Possessions/Game 12.1 (242)
42.5 (284) Field Goal % 45.2 (273)
31.1 (312) 3PT % 33.2 (161)
47.6 (316) Effective FG % 51.4 (251)
52.3 (264) True Shooting % 55.8 (210)

Northern Illinois Offense Vs. Eastern Michigan Defense

Northern Illinois Offense Stats (Rank) Eastern Michigan Defense
68.6 (256) Points/Gm 81.3 (359)
12.1 (117) Possessions/Game 8.3 (95)
43.8 (220) Field Goal % 48.8 (356)
33.2 (230) 3PT % 33.3 (168)
49.8 (245) Effective FG % 55.7 (354)
52.8 (251) True Shooting % 58.8 (292)

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Eastern Michigan Betting Insights

  • Eastern Michigan is 5-11-1 ATS this season.
  • The Eagles have not covered the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season (in one opportunity).
  • Eastern Michigan and its opponents have combined to go over the point total nine out of 17 times this season.
  • The Eagles and their opponents have scored more than 150.5 points in nine of 17 games this season.
  • The average total in Eastern Michigan’s contests this year is 153.4, 2.9 more points than this game’s over/under.

Northern Illinois Betting Insights

  • Northern Illinois has won eight games against the spread this year, while failing to cover eight times.
  • The Huskies have covered the spread five times this year (5-6 ATS) when playing as at least 3-point underdogs.
  • A total of eight Northern Illinois’ games this year have gone over the point total.
  • The Huskies have combined with their opponent to score more than 150.5 points in seven of 16 games this season.
  • Northern Illinois has had an average of 144.2 points scored in its games so far this season, 6.3 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Eastern Michigan Key Players

  • The Eagles points and rebounds leader is Emoni Bates. He scores 20.0 points per game and pulls down 5.9 rebounds.
  • Tyson Acuff paces the team with 2.8 assists per game.
  • Bates hits 2.6 treys per game to lead the Eagles.
  • Acuff leads the team with 1.5 steals per game. Jalin Billingsley collects 0.6 blocks a contest to pace Eastern Michigan.

Northern Illinois Key Players

  • Keshawn Williams outpaced his teammates on the Huskies scoring front by putting up 17.9 points per game. He adds 4.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game this season.
  • The Northern Illinois leaders in rebounds and assists are Zarique Nutter (5.3 rebounds per game) and Kaleb Thornton (3.5 assists per game).
  • David Coit leads the Huskies in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.4 made threes per game.
  • Nobody on Northern Illinois grabs more steals than Coit (1.6 per game) or blocks more shots than Oluwasegun Durosinmi (0.9 per game).
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