Eastern Michigan vs Northern Illinois: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 27, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 27, 2021

The Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-11) will try to halt a seven-game losing streak when they host the Northern Illinois Huskies (2-14) at 1:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 27, 2021 as 3.5-point favorites. The Huskies have lost five games in a row. The point total for the matchup is set at 133.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 27, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Eastern Michigan Betting Information

  • Eastern Michigan has managed to cover the spread in less than half its games this season, putting together a record of 3-8 against the spread.
  • The Eagles are 0-1 against the spread this season when they are at least a 3.5-point favorite.
  • The Eagles and their opponents have hit the over in 8 of 11 games this season (72.7%).
  • The Eagles fell to Ohio 86-67 and failed to cover the spread as 12-point underdogs, while going over the 144.5 point total in their last contest on Thursday. Ty Groce scored a team-high 18 points in the loss.

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

Eastern Michigan Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ty Groce 14 14.6 6.1 2.1 1.4 1.0 0.8
Bryce McBride 14 13.6 2.1 2.4 1.6 0.1 1.7
Yeikson Montero 14 12.4 5.9 1.6 2.6 0.1 1.6
Drew Lowder 10 9.1 1.8 1.8 1.1 0.0 1.8
Noah Morgan 9 7.3 3.1 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.7

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • Northern Illinois has typically come up short ATS this season, with a 3-12-1 record.
  • When they play as at least a 3.5-point underdog, the Huskies tend to come up short with only a 0-2 record against the spread.
  • In 16 games this season, Northern Illinois covered the total points bet in 50% of their games.
  • The Huskies fell to Buffalo 102-74 and failed to cover the spread as 12-point underdogs, while going over the 144.5 point total on Tuesday in their most recent contest. Tyler Cochran racked up a team-high 26 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 9 15.4 7.4 2.0 1.7 0.3 0.4
Trendon Hankerson 16 12.7 4.4 2.2 1.1 0.4 2.3
Darius Beane 15 9.7 4.5 2.5 1.4 0.4 0.5
Zool Kueth 15 7.1 2.8 0.5 0.2 0.7 1.3
Chinedu Kingsley Okanu 16 5.4 3.5 0.6 0.3 0.8 0.0

Total Facts

  • In Eastern Michigan’s matchups this season, the Eagles and their opponents have eclipsed Saturday’s point total of 133.5 points 11 times (73.3% of opportunities).
  • In 50% of Northern Illinois’ games this season (8 of 16), the total points scored was higher than Saturday’s 133.5-point over/under.
  • The Eagles average 69.5 points per game against the Huskies’ 61.6, totaling 2.4 points under the game’s total of 133.5.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 153.2 points per game, 19.7 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Eagles have seen a 145.7 average over/under in their games this season, 12.2 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Huskies games have a total points bet of 138.6 points this season, 5.1 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/25/2020 Eastern Michigan Eastern Michigan -3.5 119.5 -178 +143 Regular Season 73-71 NIU
1/11/2020 Northern Illinois Northern Illinois -6.5 121 -305 +240 Regular Season 71-68 NIU
3/2/2019 N/A Northern Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-69 E MICH
2/9/2019 N/A Eastern Michigan N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 57-49 E MICH

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