Ohio vs Northern Illinois: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 19, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 19, 2021

MAC opponents square off when the Ohio Bobcats visit the Northern Illinois Huskies at NIU Convocation Center, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 19. The Bobcats are  favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The over/under in the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 19, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Ohio Betting Information

  • Ohio has a 4-2 record ATS this year.
  • The Bobcats are 2-0 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 10-point favorite.
  • In 50% of their games this season (3/6), the Ohio and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.

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

Ohio Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jason Preston 9 18.3 6.0 7.8 1.1 0.3 2.0
Dwight Wilson 13 14.8 7.5 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.0
Ben Vander Plas 13 13.5 5.5 3.8 1.6 0.7 2.0
Ben Roderick 11 12.1 1.7 0.9 0.5 0.3 3.0
Lunden McDay 13 9.5 1.8 1.5 0.8 0.1 1.2

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • With a 1-8 record ATS, Northern Illinois has not consistently covered the spread this season.
  • As at least a 10-point underdog, the Huskies often fail to meet expectations with only a 0-1 record against the spread.
  • Northern Illinois and its opponents have regularly not covered the total points bet this season, only hitting the over in 44.4% (4) of their nine games played.
  • The Huskies fell to Ball State 78-58 and failed to cover the spread as 10.5-point underdogs, while going over the 131 point total on Saturday in their most recent outing. Zool Kueth racked up a team-high 15 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 5 13.8 7.4 1.2 1.8 0.4 0.4
Trendon Hankerson 12 12.3 4.4 1.9 0.8 0.1 2.0
Darius Beane 12 10.8 5.0 2.5 1.3 0.5 0.5
Zool Kueth 12 6.3 2.8 0.6 0.2 0.7 1.0
Kaleb Thornton 10 5.9 3.1 2.4 0.6 0.1 0.4

Total Facts

  • In Ohio’s matchups this season, the Bobcats and their opponents have exceeded Tuesday’s over/under of 138.5 points eight times (100% of opportunities).
  • In 33.3% of Northern Illinois’ games this season (3 of 9), the total points scored was greater than Tuesday’s 138.5-point over/under.
  • The Bobcats average 82.5 points per game against the Huskies’ 60.3, totaling 4.3 points over the contest’s point total of 138.5.
  • This matchup’s total is 6.8 fewer points than the 145.3 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Bobcats have seen a 152.4 over/under in their games this season, 13.9 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Huskies games have an over/under of 135.8 points this season, 2.7 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/28/2020 Northern Illinois Northern Illinois -3 133.5 -160 +130 Regular Season 61-59 NIU
1/29/2019 N/A Northern Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-60 NIU
1/5/2019 N/A Ohio N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-66 NIU

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