Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: 2/20/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 20, 2021

The Miami (OH) RedHawks (8-9) will attempt to halt a four-game losing streak when they visit the Northern Illinois Huskies (2-9) at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 20, 2021 as 4.5-point favorites. The Huskies have lost three games in a row. The matchup has an over/under of 134 points.

Betting Information

Miami (OH) vs Northern Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Miami (OH) -4.5 -112 -109 134 -109 -114 -207 167

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Miami (OH) vs Northern Illinois
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Miami (OH) (-4.5) Over (134) Miami (OH) 74 Northern Illinois 67

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Total Facts

  • The RedHawks and their opponents have combined to put up more than 134 points in 76.5% of their games this year (13 of 17 opportunities).
  • Northern Illinois has played in six games this season (out of 11 total matchups — 54.5% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 134 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 0.4 less points per game (133.6) than this game’s total of 134 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 15.7 more points per game (149.7) than this matchup’s total of 134 points.
  • The RedHawks average point total in outings this year is 145.4, 11.4 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • Huskies games this season have averaged an over/under of 137.9 points, 3.9 more than the point total in this matchup.

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Miami (OH) Betting Information

  • The RedHawks have struggled somewhat against the spread this season, posting a 6-9-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 4.5 points, the RedHawks have put up a 2-2 record ATS.
  • Miami (OH) has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 10 of 16 games for a 62.5% rate.

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • Northern Illinois has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 2-9 ATS.
  • The Huskies have not fared well as a 4.5-point underdog, going 0-2 against the spread when they are at least 4.5-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Northern Illinois’ games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (6 out of 11 games, 54.5%).

Head to Head

Miami (OH) vs Northern Illinois (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/9/2021 Miami (OH) -6.5 129 -305 +237 Regular Season 70-58 MIAOH
2/15/2020 Northern Illinois -2 133 -137 +111 Regular Season 65-60 MIAOH
2/1/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-55 NIU
1/8/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-70 NIU

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Miami (OH) Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the RedHawks this season is Dae Dae Grant, who averages 13.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.
  • Dalonte Brown is Miami (OH)’s leading rebounder, grabbing 7.1 per game, while Mekhi Lairy is its best passer, averaging 3.4 assists in each contest.
  • Grant’s 2.5 threes per game leads the RedHawks.
  • Lairy and Precious Ayah lead the RedHawks on the defensive end, with Lairy leading the team in steals averaging 1.1 per game and Ayah in blocks averaging 0.6 per contest.

Northern Illinois Leaders

  • Tyler Cochran sits atop the Huskies leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 14.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
  • Darius Beane dishes out 2.8 assists per game, the most assists on the Huskies.
  • Trendon Hankerson’s 2.0 made threes per game lead the Huskies.
  • Cochran (1.9 steals per game) is the steal leader for Northern Illinois while Chinedu Kingsley Okanu (0.6 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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