Northern Illinois @ Ohio
Current Records: Northern Illinois 11-16; Ohio 16-11
What to Know
The Ohio Bobcats and the Northern Illinois Huskies are set to square off in a Mid-American matchup at 7 p.m. ET Feb. 21 at Convocation Center. The Bobcats are out to keep their five-game home win streak alive.
Ohio strolled past the Central Michigan Chippewas with points to spare this past Saturday, taking the contest 76-59.
Meanwhile, NIU was just a bucket short of a win this past Saturday and fell 66-65 to the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks.
Ohio is the favorite in this one, with an expected 10-point margin of victory. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Ohio's victory brought them up to 16-11 while NIU's loss pulled them down to 11-16. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Bobcats enter the matchup with 78.7 points per game on average, good for 34th best in college basketball. Less enviably, the Huskies are stumbling into the game with the 40th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 74.7 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against NIU.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Convocation Center -- Athens, Ohio
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $7.70
The Bobcats are a big 10-point favorite against the Huskies, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 10-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Ohio have won seven out of their last 13 games against Northern Illinois.
- Feb 07, 2023 - Ohio 82 vs. Northern Illinois 76
- Mar 04, 2022 - Northern Illinois 58 vs. Ohio 57
- Jan 25, 2022 - Ohio 74 vs. Northern Illinois 62
- Jan 05, 2021 - Ohio 76 vs. Northern Illinois 73
- Jan 28, 2020 - Northern Illinois 61 vs. Ohio 59
- Mar 11, 2019 - Northern Illinois 80 vs. Ohio 61
- Jan 29, 2019 - Northern Illinois 71 vs. Ohio 60
- Jan 05, 2019 - Northern Illinois 72 vs. Ohio 66
- Jan 06, 2018 - Ohio 78 vs. Northern Illinois 68
- Jan 21, 2017 - Ohio 78 vs. Northern Illinois 69
- Mar 10, 2016 - Ohio 79 vs. Northern Illinois 62
- Feb 06, 2016 - Ohio 80 vs. Northern Illinois 69
- Jan 06, 2016 - Northern Illinois 80 vs. Ohio 69