Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: 3/5/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on March 5, 2021

The Central Michigan Chippewas (7-15) host the Northern Illinois Huskies (2-16) as 5.5-point favorites after Caleb Huffman put up 26 points in the Chippewas 81-79 victory over Toledo. The matchup airs on ESPN3 at 5:00 PM ET on Friday, March 5, 2021. The point total is 145 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Central Michigan vs Northern Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Central Michigan -5.5 -112 -110 145 -109 -113 -244 194

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Central Michigan vs Northern Illinois
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Central Michigan (-5.5) Over (145) Central Michigan 78 Northern Illinois 70

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Total Facts

  • In 18 of 22 outings (81.8%) this season, the Chippewas and their opponents have totaled at least this matchup’s over/under of 145 points.
  • In seven of 18 outings (38.9%) this season, Northern Illinois and its opponents have combined to score more than 145 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 138.3 points per game, 6.7 fewer points than the over/under of 145 set for this matchup.
  • The Chippewas and the Huskies have seen their opponents average a combined 12.4 more points per game than the over/under of 145 set in this outing.
  • The average total the Chippewas have had set in matchups this year is 11.7 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Huskies games this year have averaged an over/under of 139 points, six less than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Chippewas record only 0.7 fewer points per game (76.9) than the Huskies allow (77.6).
  • When Central Michigan scores more than 77.6 points, it is 6-2 overall and 4-0-1 against the spread.
  • Northern Illinois has a 1-8 record against the spread and a 0-9 record overall when giving up more than 76.9 points.
  • The Huskies’ 61.4 points per game are 18.4 fewer points than the 79.8 the Chippewas give up to opponents.
  • Northern Illinois is 0-0 overall and 0-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 79.8 points.
  • Central Michigan is 6-11-1 against the spread and 5-15 overall when it allows more than 61.4 points.
  • The Chippewas have a negative point differential on the season (-64 total points, -2.9 per game), as do the Huskies (-292 total points, -16.2 per game).

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Central Michigan Betting Information

  • The Chippewas have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 7-11-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Chippewas have compiled a 0-0-1 record ATS.
  • Central Michigan has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 11 of 19 games for a 57.9% rate.

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • Northern Illinois has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its games, going 3-14-1 ATS.
  • The Huskies have not fared well as a 5.5-point underdog, going 0-2 against the spread when they are at least 5.5-point underdogs.
  • The Huskies and their opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 11 of 18 (61.1%).

Head to Head

Central Michigan vs Northern Illinois (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/22/2020 Northern Illinois -4 140.5 -191 +153 Regular Season 82-81 NIU
1/7/2020 Central Michigan -4.5 150.5 -201 +165 Regular Season 68-67 CMICH
3/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 89-86 NIU
1/15/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-69 CMICH

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Central Michigan Leaders

  • Trayvon Broadway leads the Chippewas in scoring, tallying 17.9 points per game to go with 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
  • Malik Muhammad leads the Chippewas in rebounding, averaging 6.0 per game, while Devontae Lane leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.1 in each contest.
  • Matt Beachler provides the most three-point shooting production for the Chippewas. He knocks down 1.7 threes per game.
  • Lane is the Chippewas leader in steals, averaging 2.1 steals per game, while Muhammad leads them in blocks with 1.4 per contest.

Northern Illinois Leaders

  • Tyler Cochran collects 16.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Huskies, enough to make him the leading scorer and rebounder on the team.
  • Northern Illinois’ assist leader is Kaleb Thornton with 3.1 per game. He also records 5.2 points per game and tacks on 2.9 rebounds per game.
  • Trendon Hankerson is the top scorer from deep for the Huskies, hitting 2.4 threes per game.
  • The Huskies’ leader in steals is Cochran with 1.7 per game, and Zool Kueth is their leader in blocks with 0.8 per game.
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