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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies: Don Best Odds & Insights for 3/5/2021

The Northern Illinois Huskies (2-16) will attempt to break a seven-game losing streak when they hit the road to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas (7-15) on Friday, March 5, 2021 at McGuirk Arena as 5.5-point underdogs. The game airs at 5:00 PM ET on ESPN3. The matchup's over/under is set at 145.

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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 -105 -115 145 -110 -110 N/A N/A

ATS Records for Central Michigan and Northern Illinois

Central Michigan and Northern Illinois Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 5.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Central Michigan 5-11-1 0-0-1 17-0
Northern Illinois 3-14-1 0-1-1 18-0

Central Michigan Leaders

  • Trayvon Broadway leads the Chippewas scoring 17.9 points per game.
  • The team is led in rebounding by Malik Muhammad's 6.0 rebounds per game and assisting by Devontae Lane's 3.1 assists per game .
  • Matt Beachler connects on 1.7 threes per game to lead the Chippewas.
  • Central Michigan's steals leader is Lane, who grabs 2.1 per game. Muhammad leads the team averaging 1.4 blocks an outing.

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Northern Illinois Leaders

  • Tyler Cochran holds the top Huskies spot in two categories: scoring (16.2 points per game) and rebounding (7.3 rebounds per game).
  • Kaleb Thornton is the Huskies go-to assist guy, averaging 3.1 per game.
  • The 2.4 three-pointers Trendon Hankerson hits per game are a team-high mark for the Huskies.
  • Cochran leads the Chippewas with 2.1 steals per game and Zool Kueth is their top shot blocker with 0.8 blocks per game.

Central Michigan vs Northern Illinois: Last 4 Meetings

The Chippewas and the Huskies have split their last four games 2-2. Neither team has an advantage against the spread in those head-to-head matchups. The Chippewas and the Huskies have a 1-1 ATS record.

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

Points Insights

  • The 76.9 points per game the Chippewas score are just 0.7 fewer points than the Huskies give up (77.6).
  • When Central Michigan totals more than 77.6 points, it is 6-2 overall and 4-0-1 against the spread.
  • Northern Illinois has compiled a 1-8 record against the spread and a 0-9 record overall in games when it allows more than 76.9 points.
  • The Huskies put up an average of 61.4 points per game, 18.4 fewer points than the 79.8 the Chippewas allow.
  • Northern Illinois has put together a 0-0 ATS record and a 0-0 overall record in games it scores more than 79.8 points.
  • Central Michigan is 4-11-1 against the spread and 5-15 overall when it allows its opponents to put up more than 61.4 points.
  • The Chippewas have a -64-point scoring differential on the season (-2.9 per game). The Huskies have also been out-scored by opponents on average this year (-292 total points, -16.2 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Chippewas and the Huskies are similar rebounding teams, with the squads averaging and 35.3 and 34.8 rebounds per game, respectively.
  • When Central Michigan earns the rebounding advantage they are 3-1-1 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Northern Illinois is 0-8-1.
  • The Chippewas average 10.4 offensive boards per game, -2.1 rebounds fewer than the Huskies.
  • The Huskies are 3-9-1 against the spread when they win the battle on the boards. The Chippewas are 4-8-1 when they lose the rebounding edge.
  • Rebounding has been a weakness for both teams this year. The Chippewas record an average rebounding margin of -2.6 rebounds per game, and the Huskies average a margin of -0.8 rebounds.

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