Miami (OH) vs Northern Illinois: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 20, 2021

The Miami (OH) RedHawks (8-9) bring a four-game losing streak into a road matchup with the Northern Illinois Huskies (2-9), who have lost three straight. The Huskies are underdogs by 4.5 points in the contest, which tips at 6:00 PM ET (on ESPN3) on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The matchup’s point total is set at 134.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Miami (OH) Betting Information

  • With a mark of 6-9-1, the RedHawks have a losing record against the spread this season.
  • The RedHawks have an even record against the spread when favored by at least 4.5 points, going 2-2 this season.
  • The RedHawks and their opponents have hit the over in 10 of 16 games this season (62.5%).
  • The RedHawks lost to Toledo 87-75 and failed to cover the spread as 11-point underdogs, while going over the 151 point total in their last outing on Tuesday. Dalonte Brown put up a team-high 21 points in the loss.

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

Miami (OH) Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Dae Dae Grant 17 13.6 2.8 2.6 1.1 0.1 2.5
Mekhi Lairy 17 12.9 2.5 3.4 1.1 0.1 1.2
Dalonte Brown 17 12.1 7.1 0.9 0.5 0.6 1.5
Isaiah Coleman-Lands 16 8.4 2.6 3.1 0.7 0.0 1.1
James Beck 17 8.0 5.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.0

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • Northern Illinois holds a losing record ATS this season, covering two times and failing to cover nine times.
  • For the third time this season, the Huskies are at least a 4.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 0-2 against the spread.
  • 45.5% of Northern Illinois’ 11 games this season have missed the over/under.
  • Their last time out, the Huskies saw Zool Kueth score a team-high 21 points in an 81-76 loss to Akron on Tuesday. They covered the spread as 15.5-point underdogs, and the teams scored 157 total points to top the 135.5-point over/under.

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 7 14.6 8.3 1.9 1.9 0.3 0.6
Trendon Hankerson 14 12.0 4.5 2.1 0.9 0.2 2.0
Darius Beane 13 10.5 5.0 2.8 1.3 0.5 0.5
Zool Kueth 13 7.4 2.8 0.5 0.2 0.6 1.3
Adong Makuoi 14 5.4 3.6 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.0

Total Facts

  • In Miami (OH)’s matchups this season, the RedHawks and their opponents have exceeded Saturday’s total of 134 points 13 times (76.5% of opportunities).
  • Six Northern Illinois games this year (54.5% of its matchups) ended with a final score greater than Saturday’s point total of 134 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 133.6 points per game, 0.4 points fewer than the point total of 134 for this contest.
  • This matchup’s point total is 15.7 fewer points than the 149.7 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for RedHawks games is 145.4 points, 11.4 more than the over/under of 134 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 3.9 points separates the average total points bet in Huskies games (137.9 points) and this contest’s over/under (134 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/9/2021 Miami (OH) Miami (OH) -6.5 129 -305 +237 Regular Season 70-58 MIA OH
2/15/2020 Northern Illinois Miami (OH) -2 133 -137 +111 Regular Season 65-60 MIA OH
2/1/2020 N/A Northern Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-55 NIU
1/8/2019 N/A Miami (OH) N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-70 NIU

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