Northern Illinois vs Western Michigan: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 2, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 2, 2021

The Northern Illinois Huskies (2-15) will attempt to end a six-game losing streak when they host the Western Michigan Broncos (4-15) at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 2 as  favorites. The Broncos have lost four games in a row. The matchup has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 2, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • The Huskies are under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 3-13-1
  • When favored by at least 1 point, the Huskies are 0-3 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • The Huskies and their opponents have hit the over in 9 of 17 games this season (52.9%).
  • In their last game, the Huskies got a team-high 20 points from Tyler Cochran in a 91-57 loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday. They failed to covered the spread as 3.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 148 points to go over the 135 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 10 15.9 7.0 2.1 1.7 0.3 0.4
Trendon Hankerson 17 13.0 4.3 2.2 1.2 0.4 2.4
Darius Beane 15 9.7 4.5 2.5 1.4 0.4 0.5
Zool Kueth 16 7.3 2.8 0.5 0.2 0.8 1.3
Adong Makuoi 15 5.3 3.4 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.0

Western Michigan Betting Information

  • Western Michigan holds a losing record ATS this season, covering seven times and failing to cover 11 times.
  • For the third time this season, the Broncos are at least a 1-point underdog, where they have a record of 1-1 against the spread.
  • 10 of Western Michigan’s 18 games (55.6%) this season have not covered the over/under.
  • In their last game, the Broncos got a team-high 14 points from Greg Lee in a 91-44 loss to Toledo on Saturday. They failed to covered the spread as 17-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 135 points to fall short of the 145.5 point total.

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

Western Michigan Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
B. Artis White 18 14.3 3.7 2.4 0.9 0.2 2.7
Greg Lee 19 13.1 7.1 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.4
Titus Wright 16 8.4 5.2 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.0
Rafael Cruz Jr. 14 6.2 3.4 1.5 0.6 0.0 0.6
Jason Whitens 17 5.3 3.5 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

Total Facts

  • Northern Illinois’ games this year have gone over the point total for Tuesday’s matchup (131.5 points) in 12 out of 17 opportunities (70.6% of matchups).
  • In Western Michigan’s games this season, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Tuesday’s matchup over/under in 14 out of 19 matchups (73.7%).
  • The Huskies average 61.3 points per game against the Broncos’ 62.6, totaling 7.6 points under the game’s total of 131.5.
  • This game’s total is 19.2 fewer points than the 150.7 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Huskies have seen a 139.2 over/under in their games this season, 7.7 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this contest is 3.9 points fewer than the average over/under in Broncos games this season (135.4 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Northern Illinois Western Michigan -1.5 132 -126 +103 Regular Season 72-69 W MICH
1/25/2020 N/A Northern Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 58-52 NIU
2/26/2019 N/A Northern Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-65 NIU
2/12/2019 N/A Western Michigan N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-74 W MICH

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