Ohio Bobcats vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: January 5, 2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

The Ohio Bobcats (4-2) are heavily favored (by 15.5 points) to extend a three-game home win streak when they host the Northern Illinois Huskies (1-5) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET. The point total in the matchup is 134.5.

Betting Information

Ohio vs Northern Illinois Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
Ohio-15.5-110-110134.5-110-110-2000985

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Ohio vs Northern Illinois
ATSOver/UnderScore Prediction
Ohio (-15.5) Over (134.5) Ohio 81 Northern Illinois 62

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Total Facts

  • The Bobcats and their opponents have combined for 134.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 20 of six outings (333.3%) this year.
  • Northern Illinois and its opponents have combined to score at least 134.5 points in three of six outings (50%) this year.
  • The Bobcats and the Huskies combine to average 9.3 more points per game than the over/under of 134.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 145.9 points per game, 11.4 more than the over/under in this game.
  • The average total the Bobcats have had set in games this year is 17.5 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under for Huskies games this year is 3.2 more points than the point total of 134.5 for this outing.

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Ohio Betting Information

  • Ohio has been good against the spread this season, posting a 3-2 record.
  • The Bobcats have combined with their opponents to go above the total in 40% of their games this season (2 of 5 contests).

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • The Huskies have a 0-6 record against the spread, covering in just zero% of their outings.
  • The Huskies have not fared well as a 15.5-point underdog, going 0-1 against the spread when they are at least 15.5-point underdogs.
  • Northern Illinois and its opponents have hit the over in half of their games this season — 3 of 6.

Head to Head

Ohio vs Northern Illinois (Last 3 Games)
DateFavoriteSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
1/28/2020Northern Illinois-3133.5-160130Regular Season61-59 NIU
1/29/2019N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARegular Season71-60 NIU
1/5/2019N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARegular Season72-66 NIU

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Ohio Leaders

  • Jason Preston leads the Bobcats in points and assists per game, scoring 18.9 points and distributing 7.4 assists.
  • Dwight Wilson leads Ohio in rebounding, pulling down 8.4 boards per game while also scoring 15.3 points a contest.
  • Ben Roderick makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bobcats, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.
  • Ben Vander Plas is the Bobcats leader in steals and blocks, racking up 1.7 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.

Northern Illinois Leaders

  • The Huskies’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Tyler Cochran with 13.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
  • Kaleb Thornton’s assist statline leads Northern Illinois; he racks up 2.5 assists per game.
  • Trendon Hankerson’s 1.8 made threes per game lead the Huskies.
  • Cochran (1.8 steals per game) is the steal leader for Northern Illinois while Zool Kueth (0.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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