Buffalo Bulls vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: 2/23/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 23, 2021

The Northern Illinois Huskies (2-10) are big, 12.5-point underdogs as they look to stop a four-game losing streak when they host the Buffalo Bulls (9-7) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at NIU Convocation Center. The matchup airs at 5:00 PM ET on ESPN3. The over/under is 143 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Buffalo vs Northern Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Buffalo -12.5 -110 -110 143 -109 -112 -1000 625

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ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Buffalo (-12.5) Over (143) Buffalo 81 Northern Illinois 65

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Total Facts

  • In 13 of 16 games (81.2%) this year, the Bulls and their opponents have put up at least this matchup’s over/under of 143 points.
  • Northern Illinois and its opponents have combined to score more than 143 points in 33.3% of their games this year (four of 12 chances).
  • The Bulls and the Huskies combine to average 0.2 more points per game than the total of 143 set for this matchup.
  • The Bulls and the Huskies have seen their opponents average a combined 5.9 more points per game than the point total of 143 set in this outing.
  • The average point total in Bulls games this season is 11.5 more points than the over/under of 143 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under in Huskies games this season is 5.5 fewer points than the point total of 143 for this outing.

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Buffalo Betting Information

  • Buffalo has been good against the spread this season, posting a 10-5 record.
  • The Bulls fare well when favored by at least 12.5 points, posting a 1-0 record against the spread.
  • The Bulls have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 6 times in 15 games this season.

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • The Huskies have a 2-9-1 record against the spread, covering in only 16.7% of their games.
  • The Huskies have not fared well as a 12.5-point underdog, going 0-1 against the spread when they are at least 12.5-point underdogs.
  • In 6 out of Huskies 12 games this season, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.

Head to Head

Buffalo vs Northern Illinois (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/4/2020 Buffalo -8 145 -385 +295 Regular Season 73-72 NIU
1/22/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-75 NIU

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Buffalo Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Bulls this season is Jeenathan Williams, who averages 17.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.
  • Buffalo’s leading rebounder is Josh Mballa averaging 10.1 boards per game and its best passer is Ronaldo Segu and his 4.0 assists per game.
  • Segu leads the Bulls in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Mballa is the Bulls leader in steals, averaging 1.8 steals per game, while Brock Bertram leads them in blocks with 1.3 per contest.

Northern Illinois Leaders

  • The Huskies’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Tyler Cochran with 14.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
  • Northern Illinois’ assist leader is Darius Beane with 2.6 per game. He also scores 10.0 points per game and adds 4.9 rebounds per game.
  • Trendon Hankerson leads his teammates on the Huskies with 2.2 made threes per game.
  • Northern Illinois’ leader in steals is Cochran (1.8 per game), and its leader in blocks is Chinedu Kingsley Okanu (0.7 per game).
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