Northern Illinois vs Buffalo: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 23, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 23, 2021

The Northern Illinois Huskies (2-10) and the Buffalo Bulls (9-7) take the floor at NIU Convocation Center on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET on ESPN3. The Bulls are  favorites and the over/under is set at in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 23, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • With a mark of 2-9-1, Northern Illinois has a losing record against the spread this season.
  • In 50% of their games this season (6/12), the Northern Illinois and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • In their last game, the Huskies got a team-high 22 points from Trendon Hankerson in a 69-64 loss to Miami (OH) on Saturday. They were 5-point underdogs and played to a push, and the teams combined to score 133 points to fall short of the 135.5 point total.

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 8 14.1 7.6 1.9 1.8 0.3 0.5
Trendon Hankerson 15 12.7 4.5 2.1 1.0 0.3 2.2
Darius Beane 14 10.0 4.9 2.6 1.3 0.4 0.5
Zool Kueth 14 7.6 2.7 0.6 0.2 0.7 1.4
Adong Makuoi 14 5.4 3.6 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.0

Buffalo Betting Information

  • With a 10-5 record ATS this season, the Bulls have outplayed expectations.
  • Nine of Buffalo’s 15 games (60%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • The Bulls fell 80-70 to Toledo in their last game on Friday. Jeenathan Williams totaled a team-high 19 points in the loss. They were favored by 2 points and didn’t cover the spread, and the teams combined to fall short of the 163.5 point total.

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

Buffalo Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jeenathan Williams 16 17.9 7.6 2.8 1.0 0.4 1.2
Jayvon Graves 16 14.8 5.7 3.6 1.4 0.9 1.6
Josh Mballa 13 14.4 10.1 2.3 1.8 0.4 0.2
Ronaldo Segu 16 13.8 3.4 4.0 1.0 0.1 2.2
Keishawn Brewton 11 6.5 1.3 1.3 0.5 0.1 1.5

Total Facts

  • Northern Illinois’ games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Tuesday’s matchup over/under (143 points) in 33.3% of opportunities (four out of 12 matchups).
  • 13 Buffalo games this year (81.2% of its matchups) finished with a final total higher than Tuesday’s point total of 143 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 143.2 points per game, 0.2 points more than the point total of 143 for this matchup.
  • These two teams give up a combined 148.9 points per game, 5.9 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Huskies have seen a 137.5 average over/under in their games this season, 5.5 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 11.5 points separates the average total points bet in Bulls games (154.5 points) and this contest’s over/under (143 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/4/2020 Buffalo Buffalo -8 145 -385 +295 Regular Season 73-72 NIU
1/22/2019 N/A Northern Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-75 NIU

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