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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Ohio -15.5 -110 -110 134.5 -110 -110 -2000 985

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Ohio vs Northern Illinois
ATS Over/Under Score 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)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/28/2020 Northern Illinois -3 133.5 -160 130 Regular Season 61-59 NIU
1/29/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-60 NIU
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-66 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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